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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 swift fox. Once common throughout the short and mixed-grass prairie regions of North America, in Canada the species disappeared from historic ranges in the early 20th century and has been listed as "extirpated" since 1978. Reintroduction efforts have...


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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 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 wolverine, which is the largest terrestrial member of the mustelid family, wich includes weasels, badgers, otters, martens and mink, among others. Historically, wolverines were found throughout the province, but its recent range extends north of a line...


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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...