Since 1995, Nova Scotia has been an active member of a National General Status Working Group comprised of provincial, territorial and federal representatives. The General Status Assessment process is a "first alert" system that provides us with an overall indication of how well species are doing in Nova Scotia. It is a tool that helps us identify which species populations are secure, which species are sensitive and which ones are at risk.
View the General Status Ranks of Wild Species in Nova Scotia website. This portion of the website contains detailed information on the general status in NS and provides a searchable database of species ranks.
For additional questions regarding General Status of Wild Species in NS please contact:
Mark Elderkin, Biologist, Species at Risk
Wildlife Division, NS Department of Lands and Forestry
136 Exhibition St.,