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Last Modified

January 1, 2017

Description

This wildlife status report looks at the wood bison, the largest terrestrial mammal in North America. This report summarizes the history and ecology of the wood bison, causes for its decline, current pressures, recovery and conservation efforts, and its current status in Alberta. It is part of...


Views: 147
Last Modified

March 30, 2016

Description

This wildlife status report looks at the woodland caribou. The woodland subspecies of the caribou is distributed across the forested and mountainous regions of Canada, including northern and west-central Alberta. The woodland caribou is included on the list of species that may be at risk in...


Views: 50
Last Modified

May 1, 2012

Description

In Alberta, the western small-footed bat is restricted to the southeast where it lives in the badlands. It has been designated as a Species of Special Concern in Alberta because of these narrow habitat requirements. This plan provides background information on the species and a set of objectives...


Views: 247
Last Modified

March 1, 2010

Description

This wildlife status report looks at the grizzly bear, whose current range in Alberta includes the Rocky Mountain Natural Region, as well as portions of the Foothill Natural Region and the Central Mixedwood subregion of the Boreal Forest Natural Region in west-central and northwestern Alberta....


Views: 55
Last Modified

May 1, 2009

Description

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...


Views: 566
Last Modified

March 1, 2008

Description

Grizzly bears, which once ranged throughout Alberta, are currently found in the Rocky Mountains and foothills, as far south as the United States border, and in the boreal forest from the British Columbia border to as far east as High Level, Peace River, Red Earth, and Slave Lake. The grizzly bear...


Views: 92
Last Modified

March 1, 2008

Description

This wildlife status report looks at the western small-footed bat. These bats are widely distributed and locally common in western North America but are at the northern limit of their distribution in Alberta. Their limited distribution in the province has resulted in a conservation ranking of...


Views: 175
Last Modified

December 1, 2007

Description

The swift fox, a small fox identified by its long black-tipped tails and black facial spots and which used to range widely across the Canadian prairies, is now listed as Endangered in Canada and in Alberta. The goals of this recovery plan include the enhancement and maintenance of habitat for...


Views: 252
Last Modified

July 1, 2005

Description

The woodland caribou species is listed as Threatened in Alberta. The goal of this recovery plan is to achieve self-sustaining woodland caribou herds and maintain the distribution of caribou in Alberta, and to ensure the long-term habitat requirements for woodland caribou are met with Alberta's...


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Last Modified

March 1, 2003

Description

Little is known about the distribution, timing of occurrence, behaviour and habitat requirements of bats in Alberta. In particular, studies are urgently required in the northeast portion of the province where rapid industrial development is occurring. This information is critical for determining...