Latest Wood Bison Stories
The next 10 to 20 years could be extremely significant for restoring wild populations of American bison to their original roaming grounds.
Americans are woefully out of touch with the fact that the American bison, or buffalo, is in trouble as a wild, iconic species, but they do love them as an important symbol of their countryâ€”and as an entrÃ©e on the dinner table.
Bison can repopulate large areas from Alaska to Mexico over the next 100 years provided a series of conservation and restoration measures are taken, according to continental assessment of this iconic species by the Wildlife Conservation Society and other groups. The assessment was authored by a diverse group of conservationists, scientists, ranchers, and Native Americans/First Nations peoples, and appears in the April issue of the journal Conservation Biology.
The continued slaughter of bison migrating from the west side of Yellowstone National Park has sparked outrage in environmental groups and bison advocates who requested a moratorium on Thursday.
One of Canada's national symbols has become one of its weightier exports, with the transfer of 30 wood bison from an Alberta national park to a reserve in northeastern Siberia.