Oregon Spotted Frog

Oregon Spotted Frog

Oregon spotted frog (Rana pretiosa) Species Status: Endangered in Canada; Vulnerable globally (IUCN assessment) Action Required: Conservation breeding, headstarting, reintroduction and population augmentation The Oregon spotted frog’s scientific name “pretiosa” means...
Pacific Pond Turtle

Pacific Pond Turtle

Pacific pond turtle (Actinemys marmorata) Species Status: Extirpated from Canada Action Required: Reintroduction  Although these reptiles were once common in southern British Columbia, not a single Pacific pond turtle has been spotted in Canada since 1959....
Snapping Turtle

Snapping Turtle

Snapping turtle (Chelydra serpentina) Species Status: Special Concern in Canada; Vulnerable in Nova Scotia Action Required: Nest protection  With adults weighing up to 16 kg, the snapping turtle is the largest freshwater turtle in Canada. Unfortunately, these big...
Spiny Softshell Turtle

Spiny Softshell Turtle

Spiny softshell turtle (Apalone spinifera) Species Status: Threatened in Canada Action Required: Headstarting, nest protection With nicknames like “pig-nosed rubber-backed turtle” and “pancake turtle,” this species is truly one of a kind. Unfortunately, the sandy...
Spotted Turtle

Spotted Turtle

Spotted turtle (Clemmys guttata) Species Status: Endangered in Canada Action Required: Headstarting, nest protection From hungry animals to poachers to invasive species like the common reed overrunning their homes, spotted turtles face a host of challenges that have...
Western Painted Turtle

Western Painted Turtle

Western painted turtle (Chrysemys picta bellii) Pacific Coast Population Species Status: Endangered on the Pacific Coast of Canada Action Required: Headstarting, conservation breeding and population augmentation The western painted turtle can live to well over 50...