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/OverfishingSea 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 speciesPassenger Pigeon

Banff Longnose Dace

Hadley Lake Stickleback

Longjaw Cisco

Deepwater Cisco

Banff Longnose Dace

Limited habitatLabrador Duck

Banff Longnose Dace

Eelgrass Limpet

Severe food shortageNewfoundland Wolf

Labrador Duck

Eelgrass Limpet

Habitat destructionWoodland Caribou (Queen Charlotte Islands population)
PollutionLongjaw Cisco

Banff Longnose Dace

Small population sizeLabrador Duck
Narrow genetic variabilityEelgrass Limpet
Introduced diseaseWoodland Caribou (Queen Charlotte Islands population)
PoisoningCascade Mountain Wolf
Egg-collectingLabrador Duck
Used for food and fishing baitGreat Auk
Construction of a beaver damBanff 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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