The General Status Search Tool provides access to the general status ranks on which Wild Species 2005 is based. The ranks are an expert opinion of the status and distribution of each species status, based on the best available data at the time of assessment. For more information about the methods of generating general status ranks, please see the Background section. General status ranks represent a coarse-scaled estimate of the status of each species within Canada, are not meant to replace the ranking systems of other programs with different goals and priorities (e.g. COSEWIC, Partners in Flight).
The General Status Search Tool provides both national ranks and regional ranks, for each region in which a species occurs. A comments field provides additional information where available. You can search by species common name, species scientific name, species group, region, rank, or year of assessment.
The general status ranks for the Yukon and Nunavut are draft ranks until they have been reviewed by the Yukon Fish and Wildlife Management Board, the Wildlife Management Advisory Council (North Slope) and the Nunavut Wildlife Management Board (NWMB). The general status ranks for the Northwest Territories have been reviewed by the Wildlife Management Advisory Council (NWT), the Fisheries Joint Management Committee, the Sahtu Renewable Resources Board, and the Gwich'in Renewable Resource Board.
To search all vascular plants assessed in 2005, please tick off Vascular Plants 2005, Ferns 2005 and Orchids 2005.
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