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January 1, 1997

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This wildlife status report looks at the northern long-eared bat, a forest-dependent bat commonly found in eastern Canada and the United States and encountered less frequently in western Canada, including Alberta. At present, the northern myotis is designated as "may be at risk" in Alberta, based...


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January 1, 1997

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This wildlife status report looks at the prairie rattlesnake, a subspecies of the western rattlesnake and listed as at risk in Alberta. This report reviews current information on the prairie rattlesnake as a first step in updating its status in the province. It is part of the Alberta Wildlife...


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January 1, 1997

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This wildlife status report looks at the Sprague's pipit, a small ground-nesting songbird endemic to the Canadian prairies and northern Great Plains of the United States. Although relatively common throughout its range, populations have been declining in many areas. This, coupled with a relative...


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January 1, 1997

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This wildlife status report looks at the Ord's kangaroo rat, a medium-sized, nocturnal rodent adapted for survival in arid environments. The species is widespread in western North America, but reaches the northern edge of its range in southeastern Alberta and southwestern Saskatchewan. There, it...


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January 1, 1997

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This wildlife status report looks at the anatum subspecies of the peregrine falcon, which is found in Alberta. The peregrine falcon experienced near-extinction in the province, and in North America, due to the indiscriminate use of organochlorine pesticides such as DDT after World War II....


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January 1, 1997

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This wildlife status report looks at the the eastern short-horned lizard, which is Alberta's only native lizard species. Scattered populations of these small, well-camouflaged lizards are found on sparsely-vegetated slopes in canyons and coulees in the extreme southeastern parts of the province....


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January 1, 1997

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This wildlife status report looks at the burrowing owl, which is a summer resident in Canada, breeding in the Mixedgrass and Dry Mixedgrass natural subregions of southeastern Alberta. The burrowing owl is listed as Threatened in Alberta and the population has declined substantially over the past...