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Wildlife management

Wildlife management and monitoring strategies, research and collection licences and other wildlife management information.

Services and information

Report a sighting of double-crested cormorant colonies in northeast Alberta.

Aerial surveys are used to assess population trends, distribution and herd composition of the province's ungulates.

The Alberta government has a comprehensive management plan for bighorn sheep, the official provincial mammal.

These guidelines provide clear inventory protocols for a number of at-risk wildlife species in Alberta.

To perform wildlife research or collection in Alberta, you need a wildlife research permit and collection licence.

These 2 provincial programs to monitor the health and distribution of Alberta's amphibian population.

The Alberta Community Bat Program provides information about managing bats and protecting them, especially from white-nose syndrome.

Black bears are extending their range in Alberta and can now be found in almost 75% of the province.

The Alberta government is developing a plan to stabilize the province's woodland caribou population, which is listed as threatened.

Access this government-maintained online fisheries and wildlife database.

Alberta's Grizzly Bear Recovery Plan guides management of grizzly bears, which are designated a threatened species.

The province's grizzly bear management program is supported by innovative research at several Alberta institutions.

Guidelines and directives to minimize the impact of land-use activities on wildlife.

Learn about the role of Wildlife Management Units (WMUs) in wildlife management and hunting regulation in Alberta.

These maps provide information on the locations of sensitive wildlife populations in the Province of Alberta.

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