COSEWIC news and events

New things are always happening in Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC). Here you will find information about calls for bids, upcoming meetings, and news from the latest wildlife species assessment meeting. Selected documents produced by, or for, COSEWIC also are posted here. You may Register to stay informed about new events and documents.


  • Caribou Designatable Unit Report
    At the November 2011 Wildlife Species Assessment Meeting, COSEWIC voted to adopt 12 designatable units (DUs) for Caribou (Rangifer tarandus) in Canada. COSEWIC will begin the process of assessing all DUs in 2012.
    Printable Version (pdf 1.54 MB)

Upcoming events

Recent press releases

  • Press release December 4, 2017

COSEWIC's response to wildlife species referrals by the Governor in Council

  • North Pacific population of Humpback Whale 2013 Printable Version (pdf 75.9 KB). The COSEWIC Marine Mammals Specialist Subcommittee’s response to the referral of this wildlife species assessment is available upon request by contacting the COSEWIC Secretariat.
  • 2006 Printable Version (pdf 122 KB)


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