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Amendments to Canada's Species at Risk

posted Mar 29, 2010, 12:07 PM by Mike Green

Decisions on amendments to Schedule 1 of Canada’s Species at Risk Act (SARA) were recently made publicly available.  The following bird species

have been officially added to SARA Schedule 1:

    Olive-sided Flycatcher (Contopus cooperi) - Threatened

        Moucherolle à côtés olive

    Ferruginous Hawk (Buteo regalis) - Threatened

        Buse rouilleuse

    Red Knot roselaari type (Calidris canutus roselaari type) - Threatened

        Bécasseau maubèche du type roselaari

    Common Nighthawk (Chordeiles minor) - Threatened

        Engoulevent d’Amérique

    Canada Warbler (Wilsonia canadensis) - Threatened

        Paruline du Canada

    Great Blue Heron fannini subspecies (Ardea herodias fannini) – Special Concern

        Grand héron de la sous-espèce fannini

These decisions bring the number of SARA-listed species at risk which occur in BC and the Pacific Ocean up to 192 (149 terrestrial, 43 aquatic), and 10 in the Yukon. 470 species are now listed by SARA as extirpated, endangered, threatened, or special concern in Canada.

The Orders regarding the decisions, including the various considerations, can be viewed at the Species at Risk Public Registry:

Tanya Luszcz

, M.Sc., R.P.Bio., Partners in Flight BC/Yukon Great Basin Program Manager