Wildlife and Habitat (Wood Bison and Whooping Crane)

Wood Buffalo National Park


Support the recovery of Wood Bison and Whooping Crane within and beyond WBNP through the implementation of recovery actions and species management in collaboration with Indigenous groups and using Indigenous Knowledge.


  • Environment and Climate Change Canada (Canadian Wildlife Service);
  • Government of Alberta;
  • Parks Canada.

As species listed under the federal Species at Risk Act (SARA), Wood Bison and Whooping Crane related actions are being undertaken in the context of species recovery planning (as outlined in the respective Recovery Strategies).

Because wildlife management generally falls within the mandate of provinces and territories, Alberta is also leading processes related to bison management, including the Ronald Lake Herd Technical Team.

Other early actions include conducting high-resolution remote sensing to assess the extent and use of Whooping Crane breeding habitat.

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