Posted by: Sandy Steinman | December 15, 2017

Canada Protecting Eight More Bird Species

Bird Studies Canada reports

The federal government recently announced its long-awaited decision to legally designate eight more bird species under Canada’s Species at Risk Act (SARA). This brings the total number of bird species afforded special protection under SARA to 72. Three other species that had previously been assessed underwent scheduled 10-year reviews: Cerulean Warbler, Yellow-breasted Chat, and Hooded Warbler. The recent decisions are tabulated below.

As usual, most of the news is not good, though it’s noteworthy that the Hooded Warbler population in Canada has seen a dramatic increase since it was last assessed in 2000. This bird has gone from being Threatened to being no longer at risk. That’s good news.

Read full story at More Birds to be Protected Under Species at Risk Act


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