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 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. It is an update to the original 2002 report.
January 1, 2017
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Alberta wildlife status report no. 38 (update 2017)
Status of the American bison in Alberta
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