Wood bison disease management

Government programs monitor and manage bovine tuberculosis and brucellosis in wood bison in and around Wood Buffalo National Park.

Free-ranging wood bison in and around northern Alberta's Wood Buffalo National Park are prone to infection from two cattle diseases: bovine tuberculosis and brucellosis.

Recognizing the health threat that this poses to domestic livestock and healthy wild bison living in the vicinity of Wood Buffalo National Park, the Ministries of Agriculture and Rural Development and Environment and Sustainable Resource Development have developed an approach for managing disease risk until a long-term solution can be applied to infected populations in and around Wood Buffalo National Park.

Progress reports can be found on the Open Government Portal at:

The reports provided on the Portal are as follows:

  • 2015 – 2016 Progress Report
  • 2014 – 2015 Progress Report
  • 2013 – 2014 Progress Report
  • 2012 – 2013 Progress Report
  • 2011 – 2012 Progress Report
  • 2010 – 2011 Progress Report

Related Information

  • Wildlife Diseases

    See this page for the following fact sheets:

    • Bovine Tuberculosis (Mycobacterium bovis) in Alberta
    • Brucellosis (Brucella spp) in Alberta

Alberta Health and Wellness

  • Brucellosis
    Information about brucellosis and human health.