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A poster explaining the categories under Species at Risk Act.

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Not at risk

Data deficient

Not enough information is available to determine the species' status.

Special Concern

A wildlife species that may become a threatened or an endangered species because of a combination of biological characteristics and identified threats. Examples include:

  • Eastern Wolf
  • Black-tailed prairie dog
  • Harlequin Duck

Threatened

A wildlife species that is likely to become endangered if nothing is done to reverse the factors leading to tis extirpation or extinction. Examples include:

  • Wood Bison
  • Northern Wolffish
  • Short-tailed Albatross

Endangered

A wildlife species that is facing imminent extirpation or extinction. Examples include:

  • Swift Fox
  • Whooping Crane
  • Leatherback Sea Turtle

Extirpated

A wildlife species that no longer exists in the wild in Canada, but exists elsewhere. Examples include:

  • Atlantic population of Grey Whale
  • Gravel Chub (fish)
  • Black-footed ferret

Extinct

A wildlife species that no longer exists.

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