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Species Lists have been Updated
February 13th, 2019: All of our species lists have been updated and posted to our Species List page. Notable changes are to birds which have been updated to better match the latest Check-list of North American Birds from the American Ornithological Society. Four letter codes have also been added to the vertebrate list in Excel. Furthermore, vascular and non-vascular plant lists by ecoregion have been updated with more recent data.
November 2018 COSEWIC Assessments
December 21st, 2018: In the most recent COSEWIC meeting, Greater Short-horned Lizard and Pale Yellow Dune Moth were two Saskatchewan species that were reassessed. The Pale Yellow Dune Moth remains at Special Concern, while the Greater Short-horned Lizard has changed from a COSEWIC status of Endangered to Special Concern. The vertebrate species lists have been updated to reflect this change. Refer to the Government of Canada's COSEWIC web page for details.
We're Hiring!
November 30th, 2018: The Ministry of Environment, through the Saskatchewan Conservation Data Centre (SKCDC), in partnership with Nature Saskatchewan, require the services of a Managed Areas Biologist for a one-year term position, commencing in January 2019. Applications are due December 12th, 2018. See full details.
NatureServe Canada Annual Report
October 4th, 2018: Find out what NatureServe Canada and its network have been up to, including how the SKCDC has been building species information for national parks in Saskatchewan on page 9. The NatureServe Canada Network consists of Conservation Data Centres across Canada and works to develop, manage, and distribute authoritative knowledge regarding Canada’s wild species and ecosystems.
Species Lists Updated with SARA Additions
August 13th, 2018: An Order to amend Schedule 1 of the Species at Risk Act for 13 terrestrial species was published in the Canada Gazette, Part II on June 13th, 2018. The SKCDC's vertebrate and invertebrate lists have been updated to reflect these changes.
View summary of Saskatchewan species added to Schedule 1 of SARA
SpeciesNew SARA Status
Grizzly Bear, Western PopulationSpecial Concern
WolverineSpecial Concern
Gypsy Cuckoo Bumble BeeEndangered
Yellow-banded Bumble BeeSpecial Concern

For details, refer to the Species at Risk Public Registry.

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