Our Mission

The Canadian Species Initiative (CSI) aims to ensure that species recovery planning in Canada adheres to the principles of the One Plan Approach. Our goal is to establish a coordinated and holistic approach to ensure the most effective management actions are used for species conservation in Canada.

Latest News

January 2022: International group of experts makes recommendations on conservation actions for Canadian snakes.

How do we decide which endangered species would benefit from human care and intensive management? CSI began a unique planning process to assess zoo-based conservation options for all 39 snake taxa in Canada. This process lays the groundwork for future conservation programs.