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Status of the whooping crane (Grus americana) in Alberta

Description

This wildlife status report looks at the whooping crane, North America's tallest bird. Whooping crane numbers are stable and slowly increasing due to the results of a number of conservation efforts to restore the species after it reached a global population low of fewer than two dozen individuals. The only self-sustaining migratory flock of whooping cranes numbers about 180 individuals and nests in Wood Buffalo National Park along the border between Alberta and the Northwest Territories. The whooping crane is currently ranked as At Risk in Alberta. The Alberta Wildlife Act also lists the whooping crane as Endangered. The purpose of this status report is to compile and summarize both historic and up-to-date information and to update the current status of the whooping crane in Alberta. It is part of the Alberta Wildlife Status Report series, which provides comprehensive summaries of selected wildlife species intended to be useful to those managing populations of species and their habitats, and to help identify species that may be formally designated as endangered or threatened.

Updated

April 1, 2001

Tags
birds cranes endangered species species at risk whooping crane wildlife conservation wildlife habitat

Title and publication information

Type
Report
Alternative Title

Alberta wildlife status report no. 34

Extent

27 pages

Frequency

Once

Publisher / Creator Information

Publisher

Environment (1971-1992, 1999-2011)

Contributor

White, Jennifer L.

Place of Publication

Edmonton

Subject Information

Topic
Environment

Resource Dates

Date Created

2004-04-01

Date Added

2016-02-25T19:16:07.151422

Date Modified

2001-04-01

Date Issued

2001-04-01

Audience information

Identifiers

ISBN (print)

0778514919

ISSN (print)

1206-4912

NEOS catalogue key

2475386

Local Identifier

T/597

Usage / Licence

Contact

Contact Name

Environment and Parks