COSEWIC wildlife species assessment

Twice per year, Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) meets to discuss and evaluate the status of Canadian wildlife species. Here you will find the List of Wildlife Species scheduled for the next COSEWIC Wildlife Species Assessment Meeting, the results of wildlife species assessment meeting, and the updated COSEWIC Canadian Wildlife Species at Risk Publication.

Assessment process

Upcoming wildlife species assessments

COSEWIC meets twice a year to consider new and updated reports and to make its status determinations.

Consult the COSEWIC status reports in preparation to view a list of wildlife species sorted by expected date of wildlife species assessment.

Assessment results (May 2019 COSEWIC wildlife species assessment meeting)

Canadian wildlife species at risk

All wildlife species assessed by COSEWIC as of October 2018.

Canadian wildlife species at risk October 2018, which is best viewed on your computer screen, also includes minor revisions to COSEWIC information that occur throughout the year. This document is available upon request by contacting the COSEWIC secretariat at

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