73 new species protected under the Species at Risk Act

OTTAWA, January 21, 2005 – The Honourable St?phane Dion, Minister of the Environment, today announced that 73 new species will be added to the list of species protected under the Species at Risk Act (SARA). The decision to add these species to the list is the result of a thorough, transparent process which took into account scientific assessments, traditional Aboriginal knowledge, public consultations and public comment.
http://www.ec.gc.ca/press/2005/050121_n_e.htm

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