A plains bison at Elk Island National Park in Alberta, Canada. From there, herds have been despatched to six provinces, revitalising both nature and people. Photo: Daniel Allen
A plains bison at Elk Island National Park in Alberta, Canada. From there, herds have been despatched to six provinces, revitalising both nature and people. Photo: Daniel Allen

Canada’s bison conservation success story is also partly about a rejuvenation of First Nation culture

  • Indiscriminate slaughter saw the bison nearly dis­appear, but conservation efforts launched in Canada more than a century ago have seen them return to the wild
  • From a national park in Alberta they have spread to six provinces, improving ecosystems, aiding a revival of First Nations culture and spurring tourism

A plains bison at Elk Island National Park in Alberta, Canada. From there, herds have been despatched to six provinces, revitalising both nature and people. Photo: Daniel Allen
A plains bison at Elk Island National Park in Alberta, Canada. From there, herds have been despatched to six provinces, revitalising both nature and people. Photo: Daniel Allen
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