Important Notices and Disclaimers

Copyright Permission

Materials on this website were compiled by the National General Status Working Group, comprising members from federal, provincial, and territorial agencies.

Much of the material on this site is covered by the Copyright Act, by Canadian laws, policies, regulations and by international agreements. Such copyright serves to identify the information source and, in specific instances, to prohibit reproduction of materials without written permission.

Information on this site has been posted with the intent that it be readily available for personal and public non-commercial use. Unless otherwise noted by the application of the copyright symbol (Canadian Endangered Species Conservation Council, year), this information may be reproduced, provided its use falls under the terms outlined in the Copyright Act and is solely for the purposes of private study, criticism, review, or research.

Third Party Materials

Because this site is operated by the National General Status Working Group on behalf of governments and government partners as part of a collaborative arrangement, some of the documents and graphical elements found on the Wild Species website may be subject to copyrights held by other organizations. In such cases, some restrictions on the reproduction of textual materials or graphical elements may apply and it may be necessary to seek permission from rights holders other than those listed below prior to reproducing the material.

To obtain information concerning copyright ownership and restrictions on reproduction of the documents on this site, please contact:

General Status of Species in Canada
Canadian Wildlife Service
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Government of Canada
351 St. Joseph Boulevard
Gatineau, QC
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Non-commercial Reproduction

Reproduction in whole or in part for purposes of redistribution requires written permission from the National General Status Working Group (see above for address).

When reproducing materials on this site for which Crown copyright is clearly indicated, the source must be fully acknowledged (for example: © Minister of Public Works and Government Services Canada), and the permission must be indicated as follows: "Reproduced with the permission of the Minister of Public Works and Government Services Canada, (year)."

Commercial Reproduction

Reproduction of multiple copies of materials on this site, in whole or in part, for the purposes of commercial redistribution is prohibited unless written permission is obtained from the concerned organisations.


The information provided in this website comes from federal, provincial and territorial departments and is provided on for your personal information and education. The National General Status Working Group makes reasonable efforts to ensure the accuracy, currency and reliability of the content. However, inaccuracies or typographical errors may occur despite the best efforts of the members of the National General Status Working Group.

Links to Sites External to Wild Species

Links to sites external to the Wild Species website are provided as a convenience and their inclusion in no way implies that the National General Status Working Group endorses or accepts any responsibility for the content or use of these sites. As the organizations that maintain these sites may not be subject to the Official Languages Act, information found on these sites may be presented only in the language in which it was written.