General Status of Alberta Wild Species
General Status of Alberta Wild Species Reports
For more information on selected wild species in Alberta, see:
Ranking Wild Species in Alberta
The general status exercise is an initial evaluation of the well-being of wild species populations.
Understanding the status of each species permits sound planning and decision-making for conservation programs, and is a critical step towards setting management priorities.
To learn more about ranking the general status of Alberta wild species, see:
The General Status Evaluation Exercise
The Alberta government conducts the general status exercise every five years, updating ranks as new information on wildlife populations becomes available. This is an ongoing task that began in 1985 with a document that ranked the status of selected high priority species and initiated the use of an objective evaluation system.
More information about the wild species general status evaluation process can be found at:
For definitions of wild species general status categories, and a brief background on wild species status evaluation in Canada, see:
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Updated: Apr 8, 2011