Recovery Strategies

Recovery Strategy for the Henslow’s Sparrow (Ammodramus henslowii) in Canada

Henslow’s Sparrow was officially assessed by the Committee on the Status of Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) as endangered in April 1993, and its status was confirmed in November 2000. It is also a migratory bird protected under the Migratory Birds Convention Act, 1994 and is under the management jurisdiction of the federal government. The Species at Risk Act (SARA, Section 37) requires the competent minister to prepare recovery strategies for listed extirpated, endangered, or threatened species. Environment Canada, Canadian Wildlife Service – Ontario led the development of this recovery strategy, which is an update of the National Recovery Plan for Henslow’s Sparrow (Austen et al. 1997), in cooperation with the Province of Ontario. The Province of Ontario reviewed and provided support to post this recovery strategy. This recovery strategy was posted as proposed on the Species at Risk Public Registry for a 60-day comment period in 2006. Comments were received and are addressed as appropriate in this final version.The Recovery Strategy for the Henslow’s Sparrow (Ammodramus henslowii) in Canada (Environment Canada, 2010) was posted on August 18, 2010. This recovery strategy was amended for the purpose of adding an omitted reference to the References section.

Consultation period: 2006-07-27 to 2006-09-25


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Recovery Planning
Environment and Climate Change Canada
15th Floor, Place Vincent Massey
351 St.Joseph blvd.
Gatineau, QC
K1A 0H3
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