Species At Risk

The Mi’kmaq Rights Initiative (Kwilmu’ku Maw-klusuaqn Negotiations Office or KMKNO) has entered into consultation with the Nova Scotia and the Government of Canada in regards to the status of species risk within Nova Scotia.

More than 20 species within the province are either already endangered or considered to be at risk of becoming extinct. The species considered to be at risk include plants, wildlife, reptiles, freshwater and ocean fish and mammals.

The Mi’kmaq leadership is concerned about the health and well-being of these species and needs your help to assist them in ensuring the future of these species is protected and maintained.

KMKNO wants to know what role these species have played in the lives of Mi’kmaw people.

The Mi’kmaq Rights Initiative encourages all Mi’kmaw people, young and old, to contact us through our interactive website to tell us your story about these species.

Please click on the menu to the right of this page to read all the information collected to date on each species at risk.