Wild Species 2005: chapter 13
List of appendices
Appendix I: Contacts for members of the national general status working group
For further information on the general status program in a particular region, including specific information about general status assessments or general status ranks, please contact the appropriate working group member.
Coordinator, NatureServe Yukon
Yukon Department of Environment
Senior Wildlife Biologist
Fish and Wildlife Branch, Yukon Department of Environment
Dr Suzanne Carrière
Ecosystem Management Biologist
Environment and Natural Resources, Government of the Northwest Territories
600, 5102 - 50 th Avenue
Scotia Centre - 5th floor
Yellowknife Northwest Territories
Environment and Natural Resources
Department of Environment, Government of Nunavut
PO Box 120
BC Conservation Data Centre
PO Box 9358 Stn Prov Govt,
Victoria, British Columbia
Species & Ecosystems at Risk
Provincial Wildlife Status Biologist
Fish and Wildlife Division, SRD
2nd Floor, Great West Life Building, 9920-108 St.
Saskatchewan Conservation Data Centre, Saskatchewan Environment
3211 Albert St
Saskatchewan Conservation Data Centre
James R. Duncan,
Manager Biodiversity Conservation Section
Wildlife and Ecosystem Protection Branch, Manitoba Conservation
Box 24, 200 Saulteaux Crescent
Natural Heritage Information Centre
Ministry of Natural Resources, Government of Ontario
P.O. Box 7000
300 Water Street, 2nd floor, North Tower
Biologiste, Secteur Faune Québec / Direction du développement de la faune
Ministère des Ressources Naturelles et de la Faune
930, chemin Ste-Foy, 3e étage, Québec
Centre de données sur le patrimoine naturel du Québec [Avaiable in French only]
Botaniste, Ministère du Développement durable, de l'Environnement et des Parcs
Direction du développement durable, du patrimoine écologique et des parcs
Édifice Marie-Guyart, 4e étage boîte 21
675, boul. René-Lévesque-Est, Québec
Species at Risk Program, Fish and Wildlife Branch
Department of Natural Resources, Government of New Brunswick
P.O. Box 6000
Fredericton, New Brunswick
Species At Risk
Working Group Co-Chair
Mark F. Elderkin
Species at Risk Biologist
Wildlife Division, NS Department of Natural Resources
136 Exhibition Street
Kentville, Nova Scotia
General Status Ranks of Wild Species
Prince Edward Island
Protected Areas and Biodiversity Conservation, Forests, Fish and Wildlife Division
PEI Dept Environment, Energy and Forestry
PO Box 2000, Jones Bldg, 11 Kent Street
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
Newfoundland and Labrador
Shelley Ann Pardy Moores
Ecosystem Management Ecologist
Endangered Species and Biodiversity Section, Wildlife Division
Department of Environment and Conservation
117 Riverside Drive,
P.O. Box 2007
Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador
Department of Environment and Conservation - Wildlife
Environment Canada Working Group
Canadian Wildlife Service
Place Vincent Massey, 4th Floor
Peter L. Achuff
Species Assessment Biologist
Ecological Integrity Branch
Waterton Lakes National Park
Waterton Park, Alberta
Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO)
Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat
Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Government of Canada
St Andrews Biological Station
531 Brandy Cove Road
St. Andrews New Brunswick
Appendix II: Credits and acknowledgements
The National General Status program relies on the efforts of numerous volunteers who are involved in data collection, provide their personal data for consideration during general status assessments, and participate in regional and national roll-ups. We wish to thank everyone who has volunteered their time for the National General Status program, without whom this work would not be possible.
English text: Judith Phillips, Terry Johnson (marine fishes, marine mammals) with editorial input from General Status Evaluation Coordinators and the NGSWG. French translation/revision/biological verificiation: Montreal Translation Bureau, Françoise
Nadeau, Annie Levesque, Jean-Maurice Coutu, Alain Filion, Elsa Gagnon, Lucie Métras, Simon Nadeau
General status evaluation coordinators:
Vascular plants: Marilyn Anions in consultation with Michael Oldham and Peter L. Achuff
Freshwater mussels: Janice Smith
Crayfishes: Dave Fraser
Odonates: James R. Duncan
Tiger beetles: Mark Elderkin and Shelley Ann Pardy Moores
Fishes: Lara Cooper
Amphibians: James R. Duncan
Reptiles: James R. Duncan
Birds: Lisa Twolan
Mammals: Thomas Jung
Website design and maintenance:
Database and mapping:
Appendix III: References and further information
This list includes websites and references of general interest. For specific taxonomic references,
see the reference section at the end of each general status summary.
Accord for the Protection of Species At Risk in Canada.
Canadian Biodiversity Information Facility. Includes 'Species access Canada' (internet access to information associated with the billions of specimens housed in the world's natural history collections), 'Integrated Taxonomic Information System' (catalogue of common and scientific names and useful taxonomy source) and 'Species bank' (a growing library of digital information about the biological species of Canada).
Canadian Endangered Species Conservation Council (CESCC). 2001. Wild Species 2000: The General Status of Species in Canada. Ottawa: Minister of Public Works and Government Services Canada.
Canadian Biodiversity Information Facility.
Canadian shorebird conservation plan.
Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora.
Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC).
Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO).
Mosquin, T., Whiting, P. G. and McAllister, D. E. 1995. Canada's biodiversity: The variety of life, its status, economic benefits, conservation costs and unmet needs. Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada. 293 pp
NatureServe Canada. Access to the Canadian network of member programs of NatureServe.
NatureServe Explorer. An online encyclopaedia of life
Partners in Flight - Canadian landbird conservation plan.
Species At Risk Act Public Registry.
The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
The World Conservation Union (IUCN).
Tree of Life. A worldwide project that provides information about the diversity of organisms on Earth, their evolutionary history (phylogeny), and characteristics.
University of California Museum of Paleotntology (UCMP). Provides information of a wide variety of organisms, both living and extinct.
University of Michigan Museum of Biology Animal Diversity Web. Online database of animal natural history, distribution, classification, and conservation biology
Quebec [Avaiable in French only]
Newfoundlandt and Labrador
General status search tool
The General Status Search Tool provides access to the general status ranks on which Wild Species 2005 is based. The ranks are an expert opinion of the status and distribution of each species status, based on the best available data at the time of assessment. For more information about the methods of generating general status ranks, please see the Background section. General status ranks represent a coarse-scaled estimate of the status of each species within Canada, are not meant to replace the ranking systems of other programs with different goals and priorities (e.g. COSEWIC, Partners in Flight).
The General Status Search Tool provides both national ranks and regional ranks, for each region in which a species occurs. A comments field provides additional information where available. You can search by species common name, species scientific name, species group, region, rank, or year of assessment.
The general status ranks for the Yukon and Nunavut are draft ranks until they have been reviewed by the Yukon Fish and Wildlife Management Board, the Wildlife Management Advisory Council (North Slope) and the Nunavut Wildlife Management Board (NWMB). The general status ranks for the Northwest Territories have been reviewed by the Wildlife Management Advisory Council (NWT), the Fisheries Joint Management Committee, the Sahtu Renewable Resources Board, and the Gwich'in Renewable Resource Board.
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