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Species at Risk
Are Species at Risk?
Species at risk are any naturally occurring organism (plant or
animal) that may be in danger of disappearing from the landscape.
Species at risk may be classified into the following categories:
Extinct: There are
no known occurrences of this organism
organism may exist in other areas, but is no longer found in a previously
known range (e.g.. Ontario or Manitoba)
Facing extirpation or extinction
Threatened: At risk of becoming
Sensitive to human activities or natural events which may cause it to
become endangered or threatened
Why is it important to know about Species at
Awareness is a key principle in the recovery of
species that have been designated at risk. By being aware of the
species at risk that may be found in your area, you can make a difference.
What should you do if you see a species at
To report a sighting of any species at risk, you may do any of
How do you know what Species at Risk may be
in your area?
To find out what species at risk may be found in your area, you
can consult any of the websites listed below, or contact CCSIC
Conservation: Species at Risk Page: provides an introduction to
species at risk in Manitoba and links to the species at risk in Manitoba
MNRF - Species at Risk page: provides an introduction to species
at risk in Ontario and links to the species at risk in Ontario list.
ROM - Biodiversity and Species at Risk: provides fact
sheets including images and range maps of species at risk in Ontario.
Conservation Data Centre: database of information on Manitoba恠s biodiversity,
functions with Nature Serve and Nature Serve Canada.
Natural Heritage Information Centre: database of occurrences
of rare species and communities in Ontario.
Species at Risk Public Registry: Information including
pictures and range maps of species at risk at the federal level
COSEWIC: Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife
in Canada. Organization that reviews species status and provides
recommendations on species listings at the federal level.
Committee on the Status of Species at Risk in Ontario. An
independent committee of experts considers which plants and animals should
be listed as at risk in Ontario.
Nature Serve: International network of natural heritage
programs. Provides information on rare species and communities.