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Registration

SI/2011-91 November 9, 2011

SPECIES AT RISK ACT

Order Acknowledging Receipt of the Assessments Done Pursuant to Subsection 23(1) of the Act

P.C. 2011-1271 October 27, 2011

His Excellency the Governor General in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister of the Environment, hereby acknowledges receipt, on the making of this Order, of assessments conducted under subsection 23(1) of the Species at Risk Act (see footnote a) by the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada with respect to the species set out in the annexed schedule.

SCHEDULE

ENDANGERED SPECIES

BIRDS

Knot rufa subspecies, Red (Calidris canutus rufa)

Bécasseau maubèche de la sous-espèce rufa

AMPHIBIANS

Toad, Fowler’s (Anaxyrus fowleri)

Crapaud de Fowler

REPTILES

Queensnake (Regina septemvittata)

Couleuvre royale

ARTHROPODS

Buckmoth, Bogbean (Hemileuca sp.)

Hémileucin du ményanthe

Bumble Bee, Rusty-patched (Bombus affinis)

Bourdon à tache rousse

Clubtail, Laura’s (Stylurus laurae)

Gomphe de Laura

Diving Beetle, Bert’s Predaceous (Sanfilippodytes bertae)

Hydropore de Bertha

Tiger Beetle, Northern Barrens (Cicindela patruela)

Cicindèle verte des pinèdes

Tiger Beetle, Wallis’ Dark Saltflat (Cicindela parowana wallisi)

Cicindèle de Wallis

PLANTS

Mallow, Virginia (Sida hermaphrodita)

Mauve de Virginie

Manroot, Coast (Marah oreganus)

Marah d’Orégon

Milkweed, Four-leaved (Asclepias quadrifolia)

Asclépiade à quatre feuilles

Owl-clover, Victoria’s (Castilleja victoriae)

Castilléjie de Victoria

Pine, Whitebark (Pinus albicaulis)

Pin à écorce blanche

LICHENS

Lichen, Pale-bellied Frost (Physconia subpallida)

Physconie pâle

Vole Ears (Erioderma mollissimum)

Érioderme mou

THREATENED SPECIES

MAMMALS

Fox, Swift (Vulpes velox)

Renard véloce

BIRDS

Longspur, Chestnut-collared (Calcarius ornatus)

Bruant à ventre noir

Thrush, Bicknell’s (Catharus bicknelli)

Grive de Bicknell

Woodpecker, Lewis’s (Melanerpes lewis)

Pic de Lewis

SPECIES OF SPECIAL CONCERN

BIRDS

Falcon anatum/tundrius, Peregrine (Falco peregrinus anatum/tundrius)

Faucon pèlerin anatum/tundrius

Knot islandica subspecies, Red (Calidris canutus islandica)

Bécasseau maubèche de la sous-espèceislandica

Owl, Short-eared (Asio flammeus)

Hibou des marais

MOLLUSCS

Vertigo, Threaded (Nearctula sp.)

Vertigo à crêtes fines

PLANTS

Blue Flag, Western (Iris missouriensis)

Iris du Missouri

Redroot (Lachnanthes caroliniana)

Lachnanthe de Caroline

Spike-rush, Tubercled (Eleocharis tuberculosa)

Éléocharide tuberculée

LICHENS

Lichen, Oldgrowth Specklebelly (Pseudocyphellaria rainierensis)

Pseudocyphellie des forêts surannées

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Order.)

By Order, the Governor in Council acknowledges receipt of the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada’s (COSEWIC) assessments of the status of 28 terrestrial species under paragraph 15(1)(a) and in accordance with subsection 23(1) of the Species at Risk Act (SARA).

Among these assessments, 21 species are new and 7 are a reclassification of a species already on the List of Wildlife Species at Risk (“the List”) set out in Schedule 1 to SARA.

Among the new assessments, the Red Knot rufa, Red Knot islandica, and Peregrine Falcon anatum/tundrius were forwarded to the Minister in August 2007, and the Short-eared Owl was forwarded to the Minister in August 2008. Consultations for these four species were extended in order to consult further with the Nunavut Government, so as to determine how the concerns for these four species could be addressed. These consultations are now complete.

Under subsection 27(1.1) of SARA, the Governor in Council, within nine months after receiving COSEWIC’s assessment of the status of a species, may review the assessment and, on the recommendation of the Minister of the Environment, may accept the assessment and add the species to the List, decide not to add the species to the List, or refer the matter back to COSEWIC for further information or consideration. Under subsection 27(1) of SARA, the Governor in Council may also, on the recommendation of the Minister of the Environment, reclassify or remove a listed species.

In addition, under subsection 27(2) of SARA, before making a recommendation to the Governor in Council, the Minister of the Environment must take into account COSEWIC’s assessment of the status of a species. The Minister of the Environment is the competent minister with respect to all species to which the Order applies. Furthermore, if a species is found in an area in respect of which a wildlife management board is authorized by a land claims agreement to perform functions in respect of a wildlife species, the Minister of the Environment must consult that wildlife management board.

Finally, under subsection 27(3) of SARA, within nine months after receiving a COSEWIC assessment, if the Governor in Council has not taken a course of action under subsection 27(1.1) of SARA, the Minister must, by order, amend the List in accordance with COSEWIC’s assessment. However, in regard to this Order, this nine-month timeline does not apply to the seven assessments for reclassification as these species are already on the List.

Footnote a
S.C. 2002, c. 29