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Extinct and Endangered Species


Canada's species
Species at risk

Species at Risk

Baby buffalo. Photo: Peter MirejovskyThere are 353 species in Canada that have been designated as at risk in some way as of May 2000. This number constantly changes as species are added to this list, go extinct or are no longer deemed at risk and removed from the list. Within the list, there are several different categories of risk: special concern, threatened, endangered, extirpated (no longer found in Canada but not extinct), and extinct. For more information on why species are threatened, see the Conservation Issues section. Which species in Canada are considered to be at risk is determined by an organization called COSEWIC; see the Legislation section for more details on COSEWIC.

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Page 3: Endangered Species

Page 4: Threatened Species

Page 5: Vulnerable Species and Species of Special Concern

Extinct and Endangered Species