forest-dwelling slug ranging in North America from southern British Columbia (B.C.) through western Washington to Oregon. In Canada, the species occurs at the northern limits of its range on southern Vancouver Island, with a range extent estimated at 4700 km2. Historical and recent distribution records exist from 18 locations, all on southern Vancouver Island, south of Alberni Inlet.
Warty Jumping-slug is designated as Special Concern by the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) due to its small range, scattered populations, and habitat loss and fragmentation primarily due to forestry activities. It is listed as Special Concern in Canada on Schedule 1 of the Species at Risk Act (SARA). In B.C., Warty Jumping-slug is ranked S2S3 (imperiled to vulnerable) by the Conservation Data Centre and is on the provincial Blue list. The B.C. Conservation Framework ranks the Warty Jumping-slug as a priority 2 under goals 1 (contribute to global efforts for species and ecosystem conservation) and 3 (maintain the diversity of native species and ecosystems).
The population and distribution goal is to ensure the persistence of Warty Jumping-slug at all known (and newly recorded) locations throughout the species? range in Canada. The management objectives for Warty Jumping-slug are to (1) to ensure protection1 for the known locations (and new locations) and habitats of Warty Jumping-slug; (2) to assess and mitigate the extent of current threats (IUCN-CMP Threats 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9) at all locations in B.C.; and (3) to address knowledge gaps (e.g., habitat requirements, range extent within Vancouver Island) for Warty Jumping-slug.
Warty Jumping-slug Management Team. 2012. Management Plan for the Warty Jumping-slug (Hemphillia glandulosa) in British Columbia. Ministry of Environment. Management Plan (Species at risk)
Keywords: british columbia, species at risk, COSEWIC, SARA, Species recovery, bc, special concern, blue list, vancouver Island
Scientific Name: Hemphillia glandulosa
English Name: Warty Jumping-slug
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