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Ottawa, Jun 5 (Canadian-Media): A list of 308 species, subspecies, and varieties of plants and animals which are uniquely Canadian and found nowhere else on the planet was released in a report Jun 4 by Dan Kraus, a senior conservation biologist with the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NSC) and a lead author of the report on endemic species, media reports said.
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Dan Kraus said in his report that the highest numbers of endemic plants and animals were
found in B.C., Quebec, Alberta, and Yukon.
The list of species and subspecies unique to Canada was compiled by NSC in partnership with NatureServe Canada.
Canada's leading national land conservation non-profit organization NSC is mandated with the goal of protecting natural areas that sustain plants and wildlife, prioritizing endemic species.
NatureServe Canada is part of an international network that collects and distributes conservation data.
Uniquely Canadian species include mammals such as the eastern wolf, Vancouver Island marmot, wood bison, and Peary caribou; birds such as the Pacific Steller's jay; and fish such as the Banff longnose dace, Atlantic whitefish, and Vancouver lamprey, the Maritime ringlet
butterfly and the Yukon goldenweed.
The report also said only 10 percent of these species are considered to be globally secure.