Mammals

Mammal Species at Risk Resources

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

Alberta Species at Risk Report No. 4, prepared by M.J. Vonhof and D. Hobson
Alberta Species at Risk Report No. 12, prepared by L. Engley and M. Norton
Alberta Species at Risk Report No. 12, prepared by K.G. Poole and G. Mowat
Alberta Species at Risk Report No. 50, prepared by C. Chetkiewicz and M.S. Boyce
Alberta Species at Risk Report No. 68, prepared by A. Hubbs and T. Schowalter
Alberta Species at Risk Report No. 69, prepared by B.A. Downey

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Posted: Mar 5, 2013

American Badger

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

Detailed Status Report

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

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Posted: Mar 5, 2013

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.

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 Program Reports

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Updated: Jul 21, 2016

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

Alberta Wildlife Status Report No. 03 Update 2009, prepared by C. Lausen

Archived Detailed Status Report

Alberta Wildlife Status Report No. 3, prepared by M.C. Caceres, M.J. Pybus

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Updated: May 20, 2014

Ord’s Kangaroo Rat

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

Alberta Wildlife Status Report No. 4, prepared by D.L. Gummer

Fact Sheet

Alberta’s Ord’s Kangaroo Rat– Jul 2002 (2 pages, <1 MB)

Recovery Plan and Action Summary

Alberta Ord’s Kangaroo Rat Recovery Plan – Sep 2013 (31 pages, <1 MB)
Alberta Species at Risk Recovery Plan No. 31, prepared by Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development

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Species at Risk Program Reports

Alberta Species at Risk Report No. 63, prepared by D.L. Gummer and S.E. Robertson
Alberta Species at Risk Report No. 63, prepared by D.J. Bender, D.L. Gummer and R.E. Dzenkiw
Alberta Species at Risk Report No. 125, prepared by K.J. Kissner
Alberta Species at Risk Report No. 131, prepared by D.J. Bender, R. Dzenkiw and D.L. Gummer
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: Apr 1, 2015

Red-tailed Chipmunk

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

Detailed Status Report

Alberta Wildlife Status Report No. 19, prepared by R. Bennett

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Updated: Jan 7, 2014

Swift Fox

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

Detailed Status Report

Alberta Wildlife Status Report No. 7, prepared by S.E. Cotterill

Fact Sheet

Swift Fox - Aug 2003 (2 pages)

Recovery Plan

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

Alberta Species at Risk Report No. 24, prepared by A. Moehrenschlager and C. Moehrenschlager

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Updated: Jan 7, 2014

Western Small-footed Bat

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

Detailed Status Report

Alberta Wildlife Status Report No. 64, prepared by C. Lausen and T. Schowalter

Management Plan

Alberta Species at Risk Conservation Management Plan No. 6, prepared by L. Wilkinson

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Updated: Jan 7, 2014

Wolverine

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

Detailed Status Report

Alberta Wildlife Status Report No. 2, prepared by S. Petersen

Fact Sheet

Alberta’s Wolverine - May2003 (2 pages)

Species at Risk Program Reports

Alberta Species at Risk Report No. 32, prepared by G. Mowat
Alberta Species at Risk Report No. 71, prepared by G. Mowat, C. Kyle and D. Paetkau

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Posted: Mar 5, 2013

Wood Bison

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

Detailed Status Report

Status of the Wood Bison in Alberta - Jan 2002 (42 pages)
Alberta Wildlife Status Report No. 38, prepared by J.A. Mitchell and C.C. Gates

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Posted: Mar 5, 2013

Woodland Caribou

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

Detailed Status Report

Alberta Wildlife Status Report No. 30 (Update 2010), prepared by D. Cichowski

Archived Status Report

Alberta Wildlife Status Report No. 30, prepared by E. Dzus

Recovery Plans and Summaries

Alberta Species at Risk Recovery Plan No. 4, prepared by the Alberta Woodland Caribou Recovery Team

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Species at Risk Program Reports

Alberta Species at Risk Report No. 23, prepared by T. Szkorupa
Alberta Species at Risk Report No. 33, prepared by G.A. Sanchez-Azofeifa and R. Bechtel
Alberta Species at Risk Report No. 48, prepared by T. Szkorupa

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Updated: Feb 28, 2018

 

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Updated: Feb 28, 2018