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Woodland Caribou (Rangifer Tarandus Caribou)

COSEWIC
Assessment and Update Status Report
on the
Woodland Caribou
Rangifer Tarandus Caribou

Atlantic-Gaspésie Population
Boreal Population
Southern Mountain Population
Northern Mountain Population
Newfoundland Population

in Canada

Woodland Caribou (Rangifer tarandus caribou)

Atlantic-Gaspésie Population - Endangered
Boreal Population - Threatened
Southern Mountain Population - Threatened
Northern Mountain Population - Special Concern
Newfoundland Population - Not at Risk
2002



COSEWIC
Committee on the Status
of Endangered Wildlife
in Canada
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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:

Please note: Persons wishing to cite data in the report should refer to the report (and cite the author(s)); persons wishing to cite the COSEWIC status will refer to the assessment (and cite COSEWIC). A production note will be provided if additional information on the status report history is required.

COSEWIC 2002. COSEWIC assessment and update status report on the woodland caribou Rangifer tarandus caribou in Canada. Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada. Ottawa. xi + 98 pp.
(Species at Risk Status Reports)

Previous report:

Thomas, D.C., and D.R. Gray. 2002. Update COSEWIC status report on the woodland caribou Rangifer tarandus caribou in Canada, in COSEWIC assessment and update status report on the Woodland Caribou Rangifer tarandus caribou in Canada. Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada. Ottawa. 1-98 pp.

Kelsall, J.P. 1984. COSEWIC status report on the woodland caribou Rangifer tarandus caribou in Canada. Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada. Ottawa. 103 pp.

Production note:
The Dawson’s caribou (R. t. dawsoni, caribou dawsoni subspecies), a woodland form that became extinct about 1935 on the island of Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Island), is not included in this report.

The caribou dawsoni subspecies status report was reconfirmed as extinct in 2000, with information provided in a background document prepared by David R. Gray.

For additional copies contact:

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

Tel.: 819–953–3215
Fax: 819–994–3684
E-mail: COSEWIC/COSEPAC@ec.gc.ca
http://www.cosewic.gc.ca/eng/sct5/index_e.cfm

Également disponible en français sous le titre Rapport du COSEPAC sur la situation du caribou des bois (Rangifer tarandus caribou) au Canada - Mise à jour

Cover illustration:
Woodland Caribou -- Courtesy of the Yukon Government.

© Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada 2003
Catalogue No.: CW69-14/214-2003E-IN
ISBN: 0-662-32889-2

 

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