Recovery Strategies

Recovery Strategy for the Massasauga (Sistrurus catenatus) in Canada

The Massasauga (Sistrurus catenatus) is a stout-bodied, relatively small rattlesnake that feeds primarily on small mammals. It is assessed as Threatened by the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) due to a historical population decline, continued habitat fragmentation and loss, and human persecution, and is listed as Threatened on Schedule 1 of the Species at Risk Act (SARA). Canada hosts 8-10% of the global distribution of this species. The eastern Georgian Bay and Bruce Peninsula Massasauga populations are believed to be the largest and most secure found anywhere across the species entire range.

Consultation period: 2013-06-26 to 2013-08-25

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Gary Allen
Species Conservation Specialist
Species Conservation and Management, Natural Resource Conservation
Parks Canada Agency
1800 Walkley Road
Ottawa, ON
K1A 0M5
Tel: 613-993-2125
Fax: 613-993-9796
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