Based on recommendations by the New Brunswick Committee on the Status of Species at Risk, the Government of New Brunswick has changed the classification of the Canada lynx from “endangered” to “species of concern” under the province’s Species at Risk Act. The government also changed the name of the “grey wolf” on its list of locally extinct species under the Act to the “eastern wolf.” While there haven’t been any wolves in New Brunswick for about one-hundred years, new DNA evidence prompted the name change. For the Canada lynx, the change in status under the Act will require crafting a new provincial management plan for the species.
Canada Lynx No Longer Considered Endangered in New Brunswick
Excerpt from Animal Law Digest: Canada Edition: Issue 36