Endangered Species

What Caused Canadian Extinct Species

To better understand some of the challenges that the over 16,000 endangered species face and save them from going extinct, let’s take a look at what happened to drive some Canadian species into extinction.

Over hunting/Overfishing Sea Mink

Woodland Caribou (Queen Charlotte Islands population)

Cascade Mountain Wolf

Newfoundland Wolf

Great Auk

Labrador Duck

Passenger Pigeon

Blue Walleye

Longjaw Cisco

Deepwater Cisco

Predators and/or Introduction of new species Passenger Pigeon

Banff Longnose Dace

Hadley Lake Stickleback

Longjaw Cisco

Deepwater Cisco

Banff Longnose Dace

Limited habitat Labrador Duck

Banff Longnose Dace

Eelgrass Limpet

Severe food shortage Newfoundland Wolf

Labrador Duck

Eelgrass Limpet

Habitat destruction Woodland Caribou (Queen Charlotte Islands population)
Pollution Longjaw Cisco

Banff Longnose Dace

Small population size Labrador Duck
Narrow genetic variability Eelgrass Limpet
Introduced disease Woodland Caribou (Queen Charlotte Islands population)
Poisoning Cascade Mountain Wolf
Egg-collecting Labrador Duck
Used for food and fishing bait Great Auk
Construction of a beaver dam Banff Longnose Dace

This information, which is available on numerous websites, came for this article from Wikipedia, McGill University, and cosmosmith.com

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