Every five years, the Fish and Wildlife Division of Alberta Sustainable Resource Development reviews the status of Alberta's
wild species. These reviews, which were previously conducted in 1991 and 1996 (Status of Alberta Wildlife), rank species
into categories reflecting the perceived level of risk to their populations in Alberta. In 2001, the most recent version
of this review process was completed (The General
Status of Alberta Wild Species), which includes rankings for a wide range of taxa (birds, mammals, amphibians, reptiles,
fish, butterflies, orchids, and ferns). The Alberta Wildlife Status Report Series is an extension of this
Species ranked 'At Risk' (formerly 'Red List') or 'May Be At Risk' (formerly 'Blue List'),
that are of uncertain status (ranked 'Undetermined'), or are considered to be 'At Risk' at the national
level because of listing by the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) as Endangered or Threatened
receive priority in this process. Links to the detailed status reports for such species are found on this page. These reports
have been published and distributed jointly by the Alberta Conservation Association
and Alberta Sustainable Resource Development, and are intended to provide up-to-date information that may be used towards
the sound management of populations of species and their habitats in the province.
Current detailed status reports may have been updated from older versions.
Detailed status reports on Alberta's wild species
2000-2003 Government of Alberta.
Teachers, youth leaders and outdoor instructors may print and copy this material for not-for-profit, educational purposes
The text and graphics may not be used for other purposes without written permission from Alberta Sustainable Resource Development.
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Posted: February 23, 2007