Public Consultation on Amending the List of Species under the Species at Risk Act: Terrestrial Species

Deadline for submissions: Feb 4, 2011

As part of its strategy for protecting wildlife species at risk, the Government of Canada proclaimed the Species at Risk Act (SARA) on June 5, 2003. Attached to the Act is Schedule 1, the list of the species that receive protection under SARA, also called the List of Wildlife Species at Risk. COSEWIC (the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada) has recommended the addition of 18 terrestrial species to Schedule 1, and a change in risk status for seven terrestrial species already on the list.

Of the terrestrial species proposed for addition or risk status change on the legal list, two are known to occur in Newfoundland and Labrador:

Vole Ears (Lichen)

  • Addition: Endangered

Bobolink (Bird)

  • Addition: Threatened

For further information and a copy of the registration documents visit