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Carnivores and corridors in the Crowsnest Pass

Description

Habitat loss, fragmentation and subsequent isolation of habitat patches due to human activities are major factors contributing to species endangerment. Large carnivores such as grizzly bears and cougars are particularly susceptible to fragmentation because they are wide-ranging and exist at relatively low population densities. Tools are lacking to predict how habitat-use and movement patterns of large carnivores may change in response to increasing anthropogenic activities such as suburban expansion, recreation, and the development of highways outside of protected areas. Local land management authorities and conservation organizations require empirical data and predictive tools to make and support land-use decisions that affect ecological connectivity for carnivores and their prey in areas with escalating development pressures. This research project is meant to help address this issue by compiling existing data on habitat, human use, and ungulate prey species and conduct new ecological research on habitat selection and movement patterns of grizzly bears and cougars.

Tags
carnivores cougars grizzly bears mammals puma species at risk wildlife conservation wildlife management

Title and publication information

Type
Report
Alternative Title

Alberta species at risk report no. 50

Extent

52 pages

Frequency

Once

Publisher / Creator Information

Publisher

Sustainable Resource Development (2001-2006,2006-2013)

Contributor

Boyce, Mark

Place of Publication

Edmonton

Resource Dates

Date Created

2002-12-01

Date Added

2015-12-23T20:41:25.303549

Date Modified

2002-12-01

Date Issued

2002-12-01

Audience information

Identifiers

ISBN (pdf)

0778521834

ISBN (print)

0778521826

ISSN (online)

1496-7146

ISSN (print)

1496-7219

NEOS catalogue key

2773573

Local Identifier

Publication no. I/071

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