Canada’s Species At Risk Act came into law in 2002, aimed at preserving wildlife, including mammals, reptiles, birds, fish, and plants. “Species at risk” are classified in one of four categories: extirpated (no longer found in a particular region but not necessarily globally extinct), endangered, threatened, and of special concern. According to Environment Canada, there are 345 species at risk of disappearing in Canada, and the number is only growing. Though efforts are being made to keep them from vanishing, there’s no guarantee. Here are some of the most-threatened creatures to see—before it’s too late.
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