Species at Risk Act (SARA) Consultation, Cooperation and Accommodation Project

Project Overview

This multi-year project will facilitate Indigenous communities’ and organizations’ participation in Environment and Climate Change Canada’s (ECCC) listing and recovery planning processes for terrestrial species as part of implementing the federal Species at Risk Act. CIER’s role is to support a range of activities between Indigenous communities and organizations and ECCC on developing recovery documents, sharing knowledge, and addressing threats to terrestrial species at risk survival and recovery.

Species at Risk List

ECCC is continuously listing and reassessing the status of species under the Species at Risk Act and developing recovery documents for those that are listed as special concern, threatened or endangered. The focus of the SARA Consultation, Cooperation and Accommodation Project is on those species that are actively undergoing the listing process or recovery document development. The list below is subject to change over time.

Table of Species (PDF)

Upcoming Events

Mission Monarch Expert Training Program AND Butterfly and Habitat Surveys Overview

April 3, 2024: 1:00 – 2:00pm EST 

View the presentation here:

Mission Monarch – Expert Introduction to the Monitoring Protocol (2024) / Mission monarque – Expert Introduction

Canada Wildlife Services (CWS) in cooperation with CIER is creating a Mission Monarch Expert Training Program AND Butterfly and Habitat Surveys Overview. It will provide training for interested Indigenous communities in Monarch monitoring and surveys in their territories. Training is free, and will be provided through Mission Monarch Expert, in Montreal.  Following the training, ECCC will provide funding for communities for the monitoring who will complete surveys throughout the summer. The application form needs to be submitted first to receive funding.

Workshop Registration / Monarch and Habitat Monitoring Application / Application de surveillance du monarque et de son habitat


On this webpage you will find the materials shared at the sessions included in this project (e.g., SARA overview sessions, species specific workshops, training sessions, information sharing sessions, funding application forms). You will also find helpful species at risk related tools and resources. Click on the topic headings to see a drop-down list of the associated resources.


Lynn Mallett, Project Manager, CIER ([email protected])

Sjoerd van der Wielen, Senior Project Manager, CIER ([email protected])

Marie-Hélène Dickey, ECCC – CWS ([email protected])