Environment Canada - Consultation on SARA Listing Process for Terrestrial Species 2014 and 2015

Posting Date: 
January 27, 2015 - October 15, 2015

Environment Canada is committed to working with interested parties to ensure the protection of species at risk and their critical habitats and is seeking comments on the potential impacts of amending Schedule 1, the List of Wildlife Species at Risk under the Species at Risk Act (SARA).

On October 15, 2014, the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) submitted 56 assessments of species at risk to the federal Minister of the Environment. On January 13, 2015, the Government of Canada posted the Ministerial Response Statements for these species on the Species at Risk Act (SARA) Public Registry.
We are now launching public consultations on the amendment of Schedule 1, the List of Wildlife Species at Risk under SARA. A complete set of statements and the consultation path for each species are available at: http://www.registrelep-sararegistry.gc.ca/default.asp?lang=En&n=F4D833A7-1.

Environment Canada is seeking comment on the proposed amendment of Schedule 1 resulting from assessments of 25 terrestrial species.  Additional information on the listing and consultation processes for terrestrial species, as well as the possibility to amend Schedule 1 by adding or reclassifying species, are available in “Consultation on Amending the List of Species under the Species at Risk Act -Terrestrial Species: January 2015". This document also includes a questionnaire that will provide you with guidance on the types of information and comments we are seeking. It is posted on the SARA Public Registry at: http://www.registrelep-sararegistry.gc.ca/document/default_e.cfm?documentID=1287.

You are invited to submit comments on the potential impacts of amending the List of Wildlife Species at Risk according to these COSEWIC status assessments. Please provide remarks by April 15, 2015 for species under a normal consultation process. Please provide remarks by October 15, 2015 for species following an extended consultation path. There will also be an opportunity to provide comments during the 30-day public

For more information, please see attached PDF document , or if you have any further questions, please contact our Species at Risk Coordinator, Undiné Thompson, by email at SAR.pyr@ec.gc.ca or by phone at (604) 350-1900.

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