While relatively few species in British Columbia are formally regarded as extinct, there are many species and subspecies that are classified as extirpated and even more listed as “historic”, with no verified record in the last 40 years. Fish, birds, mammals, reptiles, vascular and non-vascular plants and invertebrates are listed here: no amphibians in British Columbia are currently on this list.
Fraser, David F.. 1999. Going, Gone, and Missing in Action: The Extinct, Extirpated, and Historic Wildlife of British Columbia (in Proc. Conference Biology & Management of Species and Habitats at Risk). Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks. Conference Biology & ManagementProceedings. Vol. 1
Topic: Species and Ecosystems at Risk
Keywords: extinct, extirpated, species at risk, historic wildlife, british columbia