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COSEWIC Assessment and Update Status Report on the Narwhal (Monodon Monoceros) in Canada

COSEWIC Assessment and Update Status Report
on the
Narwhal
Monodon Monoceros

in Canada

Narwhal (Monodon monoceros)

Special concern 2004

COSEWIC
Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada



COSEPAC
Comité sur la situation des espèces en péril au Canada

COSEWIC status reports are working documents used in assigning the status of wildlife species suspected of being at risk. This report may be cited as follows:

COSEWIC 2004. COSEWIC assessment and update status report on the narwhal Monodon monoceros in Canada. Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada. Ottawa. vii + 50 pp.

Previous Report

Campbell, R.R., P. Richard and J.T. Strong. 1986. COSEWIC status report on the narwhal Monodon monoceros in Canada. Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada. Ottawa. 60 pp.

Strong, J.T. 1987. Update COSEWIC status report on the narwhal Monodon monoceros in Canada. Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada. Ottawa. 25 pp.

Production note:

COSEWIC would like to acknowledge D.B. Stewart for writing the update status report on the narwhal Monodon monoceros prepared under contract with Environment Canada, overseen and edited by Andrew Trites, the COSEWIC Marine Mammals Species Specialist Subcommittee Co-chair.

For additional copies contact:

COSEWIC Secretariat
c/o Canadian Wildlife Service
Environment Canada
Ottawa, ON
K1A 0H3

Tel.: (819) 997-4991 / (819) 953-3215
Fax: (819) 994-3684
COSEWIC E-mail
COSEWIC Website

Également disponible en français sous le titre Évaluation et Rapport de situation du COSEPAC sur la situation du narval (Monodon monoceros) au Canada - Mise à jour.

Cover illustration

Narwhal – Drawing of an adult male narwhal (Monodon monoceros). Artist Ray Phillips; © Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada reproduced with permission.

©Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada 2004
Catalogue Nº. CW69-14/420-2005E-PDF
ISBN 0-662-39838-6
HTML: CW69-14/420-2005E-HTML
ISBN 0-662-39839-4

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