With the release of the 2015 wild species status information, Alberta is only reporting the status of vertebrates (amphibians, birds, fish, mammals and reptiles), and will no longer be including plant or invertebrate information in the database. This information will continue to be reported at the Federal level.
To access plant and invertebrate species status information, see the Government of Canada website:
How to Search for the Current General Status of Alberta’s Wild Species
To view a list of species and the current status grouping:
Search by Status and Class
- Select the status: you may select more than one status by checking multiple boxes
- Select the class: you may select more than one species by holding down the CTRL key while making your selections
- Use the Search button to generate a list of species based on your selections.
Search by Species Common or Scientific Name
- If you know the common and/or scientific name of a particular wild species, fill in the appropriate fields provided.
- Use the Search button to access status data on the species.
Download Complete Alberta Wild Species Status List
For the purposes of this assessment, draft documents were sent to professional biologists from government and industry, along with wild species experts from the natural history community. The comments and suggestions made by these individuals were compiled and discussed. The final scores and rankings, however, remain the sole responsibility of Alberta Environment and Parks (AEP).
Updated: Apr 24, 2017