We’re gathering feedback on a draft conservation agreement with the Government of Canada under Section 11 of the Species at Risk Act to protect and conserve the Ronald Lake and Wabasca wood bison herds.
This draft conservation agreement outlines actions needed to protect these wood bison herds, which are presently facing an imminent threat to their recovery.
Your feedback on the agreement will help inform and finalize critical measures needed to:
- address the threat of disease transmission from bison in Wood Buffalo National Park to other bison herds in Alberta
- minimize future habitat loss and degradation
- investigate and implement additional approaches to improve the population status of both herds
- address information gaps, monitor populations, and assess effectiveness of conservation measures
Survey open June 25 to August 24, 2021
Results under review
Who is listening
Ministry of Environment and Parks
Section 11 of the federal Species at Risk Act allows the Minister of Environment and Climate Change Canada to enter into a conservation agreement with any jurisdiction or person to protect species at risk or improve its survival in the wild.
Read through the fact sheet for information on how we got here and then review the draft conservation agreement before providing your feedback through the online survey.
- Canada-Alberta Draft Conservation Agreement for Wood Bison in Alberta fact sheet (PDF, 1.3 MB)
- Draft Conservation Agreement for the Wabasca and Ronald Lake Bison Herds: In support of wood bison recovery in Alberta (PDF, 1.9 MB)
Share your feedback on the draft Section 11 agreement through an online survey by August 24, 2021.
Your feedback will be used to inform additional negotiations between Alberta and Canada prior to finalizing and approving the Section 11 agreement.
The federal government is also engaging on this topic. For more information, view the Canada Alberta conservation agreement for the Wabasca and Ronald Lake Bison Herds: In support of Wood Bison recovery in Alberta.
Last updated: June 25, 2021
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