Canadian Species Faring Well in Global Context
But More than 360 Are of Global Conservation Concern
Canada still has the opportunity to protect nearly its entire diversity of native plant and animal species intact, according to a new report from NatureServe Canada that provides the first-ever analysis of the conservation status of these species in a global context. The report examines 5,685 native species, including plants and the best-known groups of animals, and finds that 362, or 6.4%, are of global conservation concern. 68 of these species are endemic to Canada, meaning they are found in no other country.
The report, Our Home and Native Land: Canadian Species of Global Conservation Concern, provides a comprehensive examination of Canadian species in a global context, complementing the local and national perspectives used in other important studies and listing processes carried out by agencies of provincial and federal government.
Download 9-27-05 press release (PDF file).
Download report’s Executive Summary (PDF file).
Download About NatureServe Canada fact sheet (PDF file).
Download Figure 1: Proportion of Species of Global Conservation Concern by Plant and Animal Groups in Canada (JPEG file).
Download Figure 3: Overall Patterns of Global Conservation Concern by Province (JPEG file).
Download Figure 4: Plants: Patterns of Global Conservation Concern by Province (JPEG file).
Download Figure 5: Vertebrates: Patterns of Global Conservation Concern by Province (JPEG file).
Download Pie Chart Figure: Canadian Species of Global Conservation Concern (JPEG file).
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