Plains Bison

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Close-up of bison standing in grassland

Bison once roamed the Great Plains in vast herds that stretched miles long, and yet, years later, they were on the brink of extinction. Today, bison represent strength and resilience and are an important symbol of the prairies.

Greater Sage-Grouse

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The threatened Greater Sage Grouse displaying its air sacs.

Occupying only 7% of their former range and experiencing major reductions in population, the Greater Sage-Grouse represents one of the most endangered species in Canada.

Swift Fox: A Reintroduction Success

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Swift fox

Once extirpated from Canada in the 1930s, the Swift fox has slowly been recovering its population following reintroduction programs starting from 1983 in Alberta and Saskatchewan.