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.

Syd Cannings
Coordinator, NatureServe Yukon
Yukon Department of Environment
Box 2703
Whitehorse, Yukon
Y1A 2C6

Thomas Jung
Senior Wildlife Biologist
Fish and Wildlife Branch, Yukon Department of Environment
Box 2703
Whitehorse, Yukon
Y1A 2C6

Northwest Territories
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
X1A 3S8
Environment and Natural Resources

Michael Setterington
Ecosystems Biologist
Department of Environment, Government of Nunavut
PO Box 120
Arviat, Nunavut
X0C 0E0

British Columbia
Leah Ramsay
BC Conservation Data Centre
PO Box 9358 Stn Prov Govt,
Victoria, British Columbia
V8W 9R7
Species & Ecosystems at Risk

Gordon Court
Provincial Wildlife Status Biologist
Fish and Wildlife Division, SRD
2nd Floor, Great West Life Building, 9920-108 St.
Edmonton, Alberta
T5K 2M4

Jeff Keith
Saskatchewan Conservation Data Centre, Saskatchewan Environment
3211 Albert St
Regina, Saskatchewan
S4S 5W6
Saskatchewan Conservation Data Centre

James R. Duncan,
Manager Biodiversity Conservation Section
Wildlife and Ecosystem Protection Branch, Manitoba Conservation
Box 24, 200 Saulteaux Crescent
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3J 3W3

Michael Oldham
Natural Heritage Information Centre
Ministry of Natural Resources, Government of Ontario
P.O. Box 7000
300 Water Street, 2nd floor, North Tower
Peterborough, Ontario
K9J 8M5

Nathalie Desrosiers
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
G1S 2L4
Centre de données sur le patrimoine naturel du Québec [Avaiable in French only]

Jacques Labrecque
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
G1R 5V7

New Brunswick
Maureen Toner
Species at Risk Program, Fish and Wildlife Branch
Department of Natural Resources, Government of New Brunswick
P.O. Box 6000
Fredericton, New Brunswick
E3B 5H1
Species At Risk

Nova Scotia
Working Group Co-Chair
Mark F. Elderkin
Species at Risk Biologist
Wildlife Division, NS Department of Natural Resources
136 Exhibition Street
Kentville, Nova Scotia
B4N 4E5
General Status Ranks of Wild Species

Prince Edward Island
Rosemary Curley
Program Manager,
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
C1A 7N8

Newfoundland and Labrador
Shelley Ann Pardy Moores
Ecosystem Management Ecologist
Endangered Species and Biodiversity Section, Wildlife Division
Department of Environment and Conservation
Box 2007
117 Riverside Drive,
P.O. Box 2007
Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador
A2H 7S1
Department of Environment and Conservation - Wildlife

Environment Canada Working Group
Lisa Twolan
Assessment Division
Canadian Wildlife Service
Environment Canada
Place Vincent Massey, 4th Floor
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0H3

Parks Canada
Peter L. Achuff
Species Assessment Biologist
Ecological Integrity Branch
Parks Canada
Waterton Lakes National Park
Waterton Park, Alberta
T0K 2M0

Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO)
Lara Cooper
Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat
Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Government of Canada
St Andrews Biological Station
531 Brandy Cove Road
St. Andrews New Brunswick
E5B 2L9

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:

Sean Steele

Database and mapping:

Jenny Wu

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.

Canadian Wildlife Service.

Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora.

Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC).

Environment Canada.

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

Parks Canada.

Partners in Flight - Canadian landbird conservation plan.

Species At Risk Act Public Registry.

Species At Risk (Canada).

The Atlas of Canada.

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

Wings Over Water. Canada's Waterbird Conservation Plan.

Regional websites

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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