The grizzly bear has been designated as Threatened under Alberta’s Wildlife Act. The general status of the grizzly
bear can be found here:
Also see the Status of the Grizzly Bear in Alberta report at:
On recommendation from the Endangered Species Conservation Committee, the grizzly bear is listed as Threatened because of
the small size of the breeding population, restricted dispersal from adjacent jurisdictions and the expectation that current
and future land use and human activity will lead to declines.
- Human-caused mortality is the most important limiting factor in grizzly bear conservation.
- Unrestricted road access and use in grizzly habitats can lead to habitat fragmentation and conflicts with humans, and contributes
to increased bear mortality.
- The spring grizzly bear hunt was suspended in 2006, to allow for a better population assessment. The hunting suspension
continued through 2010.
- In specific Wildlife Management Units, the hunt may resume once criteria of recovery plan for population and wildlife management
objectives have been met.
Updated: Jan 7, 2016