The Canadian Press is reporting that Quebec’s Environment Minister Benoit Charette made the announcement on Monday at the COP15 Youth Summit, taking place along side the UN Biodiversity Conference which opens Tuesday December 6th in Montreal.
The Quebec government is updating its list of threatened or vulnerable species for the first time in more than a decade, with 27 species either added or deemed in greater danger.
Among the 16 species being upgraded to threatened are the western chorus frog, the little brown bat and the rusty-patched bumblebee.
Another 11 species are being labelled as vulnerable including the two-spotted ladybug, the fin whale, the water snake and the bobolink, a songbird.
Source » The Canadian Press via The Toronto Star