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Amendment to Schedule 1 of the Species at Risk Act – Public Comment Period Until February 12, 2019

Jan 7 2019

On Saturday, December 29, 2018, a proposal to amend Schedule 1 of the Species at Risk Act (SARA) for nine migratory bird species was published in part I of the Canada Gazette. The proposal and related background information can be found at: https://wildlife-species.canada.ca/species-risk-registry/document/default_e.cfm?documentID=3395.

 

This marks the beginning of a 45-day public comment period during which you can share your comments on the proposal either by writing to ec.LEPreglementations-SARAregulations.ec@canada.ca  or calling 1 800 668-6767. The public comment period will end on February 12, 2019.

 

The Minister of the Environment will take into consideration comments and any additional information received following this publication and make a listing recommendation for each species to the Governor in Council. After species are listed, recovery strategies must be published within one year for endangered species and within two years for extirpated and threatened species.

 

Species found in British Columbia that are in included in the proposal are the following:

 

Legal Population Name

Scientific Name

Current Status

Proposed Status

Range

Species proposed for addition to Schedule 1 of SARA

Black Swift

Cypseloides niger

None

Endangered

British Columbia, Alberta

Cassin’s Auklet

Ptychoramphus aleuticus

None

Special concern

British Columbia, Pacific Ocean

Evening Grosbeak

Coccothraustes vespertinus

None

Special concern

Everywhere in Canada except Nunavut

Red-necked Phalarope

Phalaropus lobatus

None

Special concern

Everywhere in Canada

Species proposed for reclassification on Schedule 1 of SARA

Pink-footed Shearwater

Ardenna creatopus

Threatened

Endangered

British Columbia, Pacific Ocean

 

Conservation Planning Unit

Canadian Wildlife Service / Pacific Region

Environment and Climate Change Canada / Government of Canada

5421 Robertson Road, Delta, BC, V4K 3N2

ec.ep.rpy-sar.pyr.ec@canada.ca