Four Categories: Species at Risk
A poster explaining the categories under SARA.
Four Categories: Species at Risk. 2008, 1 page.
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- Not at Risk
- Data Deficient
- Not enough information is available to determine the species' status.
- Special ConcernFootnote a
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
- ThreatenedFootnote a
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
- EndangeredFootnote a
A wildlife species that is facing imminent extirpation or extinction. Examples include:
- Swift Fox
- Whooping Crane
- Leatherback Sea Turtle
- ExtirpatedFootnote a
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
- A wildlife species that no longer exists.
- Footnote a
Species at Risk fall into these four categories.
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