The Minister of the Environment's Response to Species at Risk Assessments Submitted by COSEWIC in 2014

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Table 1: Terrestrial species (25) assessed by the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada and eligible for an amendment to Schedule 1 or reclassification
TaxonSpeciesScientific NameRangeConsultation Path
Species eligible for addition to Schedule 1 (16)
Endangered (4)
Vascular PlantsTweedy's LewisiaLewisiopsis tweedyiBCNormal
ArthropodsOregon Branded SkipperHesperia colorado oregoniaBCNormal
ArthropodsGypsy Cuckoo Bumble BeeBombus bohemicusYT NT BC AB SK MB ON QC NB PE NS NLNormal
AmphibiansEastern Tiger Salamander (Prairie population)Ambystoma tigrinumMBNormal
Threatened (5)
LichensEastern WaterfanPeltigera hydrothyriaQC NB NSNormal
ArthropodsAudouin’s Night-stalking Tiger BeetleOmus audouiniBCNormal
ArthropodsWestern Bumble Bee occidentalis subspeciesBombus occidentalis occidentalisBC AB SKNormal
MammalsPlains BisonBison bison bisonBC AB SKExtended
Vascular PlantsHare-footed LocoweedOxytropis lagopusABNormal
Special Concern (7)
LichensWestern WaterfanPeltigera gowardiiBCNormal
Vascular PlantsNahanni AsterSymphyotrichum nahannienseNTNormal
ArthropodsWestern Bumble Bee mckayi subspeciesBombus occidentalis mckayiYT NT BCNormal
AmphibiansWandering SalamanderAneides vagransBCNormal
BirdsGrasshopper Sparrow, pratensis subspeciesAmmodramus savannarum pratensisON QCNormal
BirdsWestern GrebeAechmophorus occidentalisBC AB SK MBNormal
MammalsWolverineNote 1 of Table 1Gulo guloYT NT NU BC AB SK MB ON QC NLExtended
Reclassifications: Up-list (4)
From Threatened to Endangered (3)
ArthropodsDakota SkipperHesperia dacotaeSK MBNormal
MammalsCaribou (Central Mountain population) Note 2 of Table 1Rangifer tarandusBC ABExtended
MammalsCaribou (Southern Mountain population) Note 2 of Table 1Rangifer tarandusBCExtended
From Special Concern to Threatened (1)
Vascular PlantsSweet PepperbushClethra alnifoliaNSNormal
Reclassifications: Down-list (5)
From Endangered to Threatened (1)
AmphibiansRocky Mountain Tailed FrogAscaphus montanusBCNormal
From Threatened to Special Concern (4)
Vascular PlantsWater PennywortHydrocotyle umbellataNSNormal
ArthropodsMormon Metalmark (Prairie population)Apodemia mormoSKNormal
MammalsCaribou (Northern Mountain population) Note 2 of Table 1Rangifer tarandusYT NT BCExtended
MammalsWood BisonBison bison athabascaeYT NT BC AB MBExtended

Notes of Table B

Note 1 of Table 1

The Wolverine was formerly considered by COSEWIC as 2 populations (Western and Eastern populations).The Eastern population is currently listed as Endangered on Schedule 1. The Western population is not listed under Schedule 1 of SARA. In May 2014, COSEWIC considered Western and Eastern populations as a single population and designated it Special Concern. If Schedule 1 is amended to reflect this change the former Eastern population would be down-listed from Endangered to Special Concern, and the Western population would be added to Schedule 1 as Special Concern.

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Note 2 of Table 1

2. The three Caribou populations included in the present consultation document (Northern Mountain, Central Mountain and Southern Mountain populations) were recently restructured by COSEWIC. In this restructuration, nine subpopulations formerly included in the Southern Mountain population, currently listed Threatened, are now included in the Northern Mountain population, currently listed Special Concern. Although COSEWIC’s last assessment for the Northern Mountain population is also Special Concern, this reclassification would mean a down-listing of these nine subpopulations from Threatened to Special Concern. Please refer to the status history sections of the COSEWIC assessment summaries, reproduced in this document, for details on the restructuration of these three populations of Caribou (formerly called Woodland Caribou).

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Table 2: Terrestrial species (16) recently reassessed by COSEWIC (no consultations – species status confirmation)

TaxonSpeciesScientific NameRangeConsultation Path
Status Confirmations (16)
Extirpated (1)
AmphibiansEastern Tiger Salamander (Carolinian population)Ambystoma tigrinumONNone; status confirmation
Endangered (9)
ArthropodsMormon Metalmark (Southern Mountain population)Apodemia mormoBCNone; status confirmation
ArthropodsSand-verbena MothCopablepharon fuscumBCNone; status confirmation
AmphibiansSmall-mouthed SalamanderAmbystoma texanumONNone; status confirmation
BirdsLoggerhead Shrike Eastern subspeciesLanius ludovicianus ssp.ON QCNone; status confirmation
BirdsPiping Plover circumcinctus subspeciesCharadrius melodus circumcinctusAB SK MB ONNone; status confirmation
BirdsPiping Plover melodus subspeciesCharadrius melodus melodusQC NB PE NS NLNone; status confirmation
MammalsLittle Brown MyotisMyotis lucifugusYT NT BC AB SK MB ON QC NB PE NS NLNone; status confirmation
MammalsNorthern MyotisMyotis septentrionalisYT NT BC AB SK MB ON QC NB PE NS NLNone; status confirmation
MammalsTri-colored BatPerimyotis subflavusON QC NB NSNone; status confirmation
Threatened (4)
AmphibiansCoastal Giant SalamanderDicamptodon tenebrosusBCNone; status confirmation
BirdsLoggerhead Shrike Prairie subspeciesLanius ludovicianus excubitoridesAB SK MBNone; status confirmation
BirdsShort-tailed AlbatrossPhoebastria albatrusBC Pacific OceanNone; status confirmation
MolluscsDromedary Jumping-slugHemphillia dromedariusBCNone; status confirmation
Special Concern (2)
BirdsHarlequin Duck (Eastern population)Histrionicus histrionicusNU QC NB NS NLNone; status confirmation
ReptilesEastern MilksnakeLampropeltis triangulumON QCNone; status confirmation

 

Table 3: Aquatic species (8) assessed by the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada with consultation to be conducted by Fisheries and Oceans Canada (eligible for addition to Schedule 1)
TaxonSpeciesScientific NameRangeConsultation Path
Species eligible for addition to Schedule 1  (8)
Endangered (4)
Fishes (marine)BocaccioSebastes paucispinisPacific OceanExtended
Fishes (marine)White Hake (Southern Gulf of St. Lawrence population)Urophycis tenuisAtlantic OceanExtended
Fishes (marine)PorbeagleLamna nasusAtlantic OceanExtended
Fishes (freshwater)Rainbow Trout (Athabasca River populations)Oncorhynchus mykissABExtended
Threatened (1)
Fishes (marine)White Hake (Atlantic and Northern Gulf of St. Lawrence population)Urophycis tenuisAtlantic OceanExtended
Special Concern (3)
Fishes (freshwater)Unarmoured Threespine SticklebackGasterosteus aculeatusBCExtended
Fishes (freshwater)Giant Threespine SticklebackGasterosteus aculeatusBCExtended
Fishes (freshwater)Cutlip MinnowExoglossum maxillinguaON QCNormal

 

Table 4: Aquatic species (7) recently reassessed by the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (species status confirmation)
TaxonSpeciesScientific NameRangeConsultation Path
Status Confirmations (7)
Endangered (3)
Mammals (marine)North Atlantic Right WhaleEubalaena glacialisAtlantic OceanNone; status confirmation
Fishes (freshwater)Copper RedhorseMoxostoma hubbsiQCNone; status confirmation
Molluscs          Round PigtoePleurobema sintoxiaONNone; status confirmation
Special Concern (4)
Fishes (freshwater)Green SturgeonAcipenser medirostrisBC Pacific OceanNone; status confirmation
Mammals (marine)Steller Sea LionEumetopias jubatusBC Pacific OceanNone; status confirmation
MolluscsYellow LampmusselLampsilis cariosaNB NSNone; status confirmation
Fishes (freshwater)Banded Killifish (Newfoundland populations)Fundulus diaphanusNLNone; status confirmation