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.

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Upcoming events

  • Upcoming calls for expression of interest
    • Species specialist subcommittee membership, fall 2018 (date to be determined)
    • COSEWIC membership, winter 2019 (date to be determined)
  • Upcoming calls for bids
    • fall 2018 (date to be determined)
  • Upcoming meetings
    • September 8 to 9, 2018
      Molluscs Species Specialist Subcommittee Annual Meeting
      Nanaimo, British Columbia
    • September 15 to 16, 2018
      Marine Mammals Species Specialist Subcommittee Annual Meeting
      Halifax, Nova Scotia
    • September 19 to 20, 2018
      Amphibians and Reptiles Species Specialist Subcommittee Annual Meeting
      Kamloops, British Columbia
    • September 22 to 23, 2018
      Aboriginal Traditional Knowledge Subcommittee Meeting
      Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NewFoundland and Labrador
    • November 25 to 30, 2018
      COSEWIC Wildlife Species Assessment Meeting
      Ottawa, Ontario

Recent press releases


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

The COSEWIC marine mammals specialist subcommittee’s response to the referral of the North Pacific population of Humpback Whale in 2006 and 2013 is available upon request by contacting the COSEWIC secretariat at

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