Additions to Nova Scotia’s List of Species at Risk

Department of Natural Resources

September 1, 2017 11:19 AM

Eleven wildlife species have been added to Nova Scotia’s list of species at risk.

They include:
-- bank swallow- endangered
-- gypsy cuckoo bumble bee- endangered
-- monarch butterfly- endangered
-- tall beakrush- endangered
-- transverse lady beetle- endangered
-- evening grosbeak- special concern
-- yellow-banded bumble bee- special concern
-- black foam lichen- threatened
-- eastern waterfan- threatened
-- Sable Island sweat bee- threatened
-- wrinkled shingle lichen- threatened

This brings the total number of species on the list to 71.

“These species are of significant conservation concern, and we will continue to work with the public, industry and all land stewards to protect them and their habitat,” said Natural Resources Minister Margaret Miller. “All of us can help protect these treasured species by becoming better informed, and by taking care when we are out in the forest, wetland or other habitat where they live.”

Under the Nova Scotia Endangered Species Act and the National Accord, government is committed to working with national and local partners to ensure the protection of endangered species across Nova Scotia and Canada. Government receives guidance from the Nova Scotia Species at Risk Working Group, a team of scientists that provides advice on the status, conservation and management of species at risk and their habitats.

More information is available online at: https://novascotia.ca/natr/wildlife/biodiversity/species-list.asp.

FOR BROADCAST USE:

     Eleven wildlife species have been added to Nova Scotia’s

list of species at risk. This brings the total number of species

at risk in Nova Scotia to seventy-one.

     Government works with a team of scientists who provide

advice on the status, conservation and management of species at

risk.

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Media Contact: Krista Higdon
              902-220-6619
              Email: krista.higdon@novascotia.ca