Please note: species status as presented within publications may have changed since the publication date. Current general and detailed status is listed for each species.

Mammals – General

Species at Risk Program Reports

No.4 - Survey of the bats of central and northwestern Alberta

  • Alberta Species at Risk Report No. 4, prepared by M.J. Vonhof and D. Hobson

No. 12 - Distribution of selected small mammals in Alberta

  • Alberta Species at Risk Report No. 12, prepared by L. Engley and M. Norton

No. 31 – Alberta Furbearer Harvest Data

  • Alberta Species at Risk Report No. 12, prepared by K.G. Poole and G. Mowat

No. 50 – Carnivores and Corridors in the Crowsnest Pass

  • Alberta Species at Risk Report No. 50, prepared by C. Chetkiewicz and M.S. Boyce

No.68 – Survey of Bats in Northeastern Alberta

  • Alberta Species at Risk Report No. 68, prepared by A. Hubbs and T. Schowalter

No.69 – Survey Protocol for the Richardson’s Ground Squirrel

  • Alberta Species at Risk Report No. 69, prepared by B.A. Downey

American Badger

Scientific Name: Taxidea taxus
General Status: Sensitive
Detailed Status: Data Deficient

Detailed Status Report

Status of the American Badger (Taxidea taxus) in Alberta

  • Alberta Wildlife Status Report No. 43, prepared by D. Scobie

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Bison

Scientific Name: Bison bison
General Status: At Risk
Detailed Status: Endangered

Detailed Status Report

Status of the American Bison in Alberta

  • Alberta Wildlife Status Report No. 38 (update 2017), prepared by J.S. Nishi

Grizzly Bear

Scientific Name: Ursus arctos
General Status: At Risk
Detailed Status: Threatened

Detailed Status Report

A status report on Alberta’s grizzly bear population and habitat, prepared by an independent scientist, establishes a new baseline of information for the province.

The report uses data collected from the advanced technique on DNA surveys, satellite habitat mapping and other information regarding populations and habitat.

Report Findings

The report estimates 691 grizzly bears ranging in density from five to 18 bears per 1,000 square kilometres. Some local populations with significant habitat alteration may be declining; other populations appear stable.

Status of the Grizzly Bear (Ursus arctos) in Alberta

  • Alberta Wildlife Status Report No. 37 (Update 2010), prepared by M. Festa-Bianchet

Recovery Plans and Summaries

To view the 2008 - 2013 Grizzly Bear Recovery Plan prepared by the Alberta Grizzly Bear Recovery Team, see:

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Species at Risk 2012-13 Recovery Action Summary: Grizzly Bear

Species at Risk Program Reports

No. 10 - An Evaluation of Grizzly Bear - Human Conflict in the Northwest Boreal Region of Alberta (1991-2000) and Potential Mitigation
Alberta Species at Risk Report No. 10, prepared by T. Augustyn

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Northern Myotis

Scientific Name: Myotis septentrionalis
Other Common Names: northern bat, northern long-eared bat
General Status: Sensitive
Detailed Status: Data Deficient

Detailed Status Report

Status of the Northern Myotis (Myotis septentrionalis) in Alberta: Update 2009
Alberta Wildlife Status Report No. 03 Update 2009, prepared by C. Lausen

Archived Detailed Status Report

Status of the Northern Long-eared Bat in Alberta
Alberta Wildlife Status Report No. 3, prepared by M.C. Caceres, M.J. Pybus

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Ord’s Kangaroo Rat

Scientific Name: Dipodomys ordii
General Status: At Risk
Detailed Status: Endangered

Status of the Ord’s Kangaroo Rat (Dipodomys ordii) in Alberta
Alberta Wildlife Status Report No. 4, prepared by D.L. Gummer

Fact Sheet

Alberta’s Ord’s Kangaroo Rat

Recovery Plan and Action Summary

Alberta Ord’s Kangaroo Rat Recovery Plan
Alberta Species at Risk Recovery Plan No. 31, prepared by Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development

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Alberta Ord’s Kangaroo Rat Recovery Action Summary 2014 – 15

Species at Risk Program Reports

No. 63 - Distribution of Ord’s Kangaroo Rats in Southeastern Alberta
Alberta Species at Risk Report No. 63, prepared by D.L. Gummer and S.E. Robertson
No. 113 – Monitoring Protocol for the Ord’s Kangaroo Rat
Alberta Species at Risk Report No. 63, prepared by D.J. Bender, D.L. Gummer and R.E. Dzenkiw
No. 125 – Beneficial Management Practices for Ord’s Kangaroo Rat in Alberta
Alberta Species at Risk Report No. 125, prepared by K.J. Kissner
No. 131 – Translocation Protocol for the Ord’s Kangaroo Rat (Dipodomys ordii)
Alberta Species at Risk Report No. 131, prepared by D.J. Bender, R. Dzenkiw and D.L. Gummer
No. 136 – An Occurrence-based Habitat Model for the Ord’s Kangaroo Rat (Dipodomys ordii) in Alberta
Alberta Species at Risk Report No. 136, prepared by D.J. Bender, D.L. Gummer, R. Dzenkiw and J.A. Heinrichs

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Updated: Aug 27, 2018

Red-tailed Chipmunk

Scientific Name: Tamias ruficaudus
General Status: Sensitive
Detailed Status: Not at Risk

Detailed Status Report

Status of the Red-tailed Chipmunk(Tamias ruficaudus) in Alberta
Alberta Wildlife Status Report No. 19, prepared by R. Bennett

Swift Fox

Scientific Name: Vulpes velox
General Status: At Risk
Detailed Status: Endangered

Detailed Status Report

Status of the Swift Fox (Vulpes velox) in Alberta
Alberta Wildlife Status Report No. 7, prepared by S.E. Cotterill

Fact Sheet

Swift Fox

Recovery Plan

Alberta Swift Fox Recovery Plan 2006-2011
Alberta Species at Risk Recovery Plan No. 14, prepared by the Alberta Swift Fox Recovery Team For more information, contact:

Species at Risk Program Reports

No. 24 - Census of Swift Fox (Vulpes velox) in Canada and Northern Montana: 2000-2001
Alberta Species at Risk Report No. 24, prepared by A. Moehrenschlager and C. Moehrenschlager

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Western Small-footed Bat

Scientific Name: Myotis ciliolabrum
General Status: Sensitive
Detailed Status: Species of Special Concern

Detailed Status Report

Status of the Western Small-footed Bat (Myotis ciliolabrum) in Alberta
Alberta Wildlife Status Report No. 64, prepared by C. Lausen and T. Schowalter

Management Plan

Western Small-footed Bat Conservation Management Plan 2012-2017
Alberta Species at Risk Conservation Management Plan No. 6, prepared by L. Wilkinson

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Wolverine

Scientific Name: Gulo gulo
General Status: May be at Risk
Detailed Status: Data Deficient

Detailed Status Report

Status of the Wolverine (Gulo gulo) in Alberta
Alberta Wildlife Status Report No. 2, prepared by S. Petersen

Fact Sheet

Alberta’s Wolverine

Species at Risk Program Reports

No. 32 - Measuring Wolverine Distribution and Abundance in Alberta
Alberta Species at Risk Report No. 32, prepared by G. Mowat
No. 71 – Testing Methods for Detecting Wolverine
Alberta Species at Risk Report No. 71, prepared by G. Mowat, C. Kyle and D. Paetkau

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Woodland Caribou

Scientific Name: Rangifer tarandus caribou
General Status: At Risk
Detailed Status: Threatened

Detailed Status Report

Status of the Woodland Caribou in Alberta – Update 2010
Alberta Wildlife Status Report No. 30 (Update 2010), prepared by D. Cichowski

Archived Status Report

Status of the Woodland Caribou in Alberta
Alberta Wildlife Status Report No. 30, prepared by E. Dzus

Recovery Plans and Summaries

Alberta Woodland Caribou Recovery Plan 2004/05 – 2013/14
Alberta Species at Risk Recovery Plan No. 4, prepared by the Alberta Woodland Caribou Recovery Team

Species at Risk Program Reports

No. 23 – 2000/2001 Progress Report on Caribou Research in West Central Alberta
Alberta Species at Risk Report No. 23, prepared by T. Szkorupa
No. 33 – Woodland Caribou (Rangifer tarandus caribou) Habitat Classification in Northeastern Alberta Using Remote Sensing
Alberta Species at Risk Report No. 33, prepared by G.A. Sanchez-Azofeifa and R. Bechtel
No. 48 – Caribou Range Recovery in Alberta: 2001/02 Pilot Year
Alberta Species at Risk Report No. 48, prepared by T. Szkorupa

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  • Caribou Range Planning
  • Wildlife Sensitivity Maps – Data Sets
    Industrial operators, government departments and the general public may review the following caribou-related wildlife sensitivity feature layers:
    • Caribou Range Key Range Layer (Comes into effect Apr 1, 2013)
    • Caribou Zone Key Wildlife Layer (Expires Mar 31, 2013)