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August 10, 2017

The Bison are back in Banff

Tehjae Tsukada, Nature Canada

Bison are roaming Banff National Park for the first time in over 100 years thanks to efforts by Parks Canada. On February 1, 2017, the Bison were moved to the Panther Valley from Elk Island. Read more...

 

June 15, 2017

All 10 bison calves born in Banff backcountry since reintroduction

Spencer Van Dyk, Crag & Canyon

When Parks Canada reintroduced bison into Banff National Park in February after a 140-year absence, 10 of the 16 animals were pregnant females - and all have since given birth to 10 healthy calves. Read more...

 

June 07, 2017

Baby Bison Born in Banff

High River Online

Parks Canada is pleased to announce 10 bison calves have been born in Banff's backcountry. They have been working on this project to integrate bison back into the ecosystem. Read more...

 

June 07, 2017

Banff bison herd bolstered by 10 new calves

CBC News, Calgary

Ten bison calves born into a herd that was moved from Elk Island Park to Banff National Park are doing well, Parks Canada says.

The calves were born in the backcountry between April and May, bringing the herd's number to 26. Read more...

 

May 29, 2017

What's that smell? Predators eyeing new bison calf neighbours

David Bell, CBC News, Calgary

Nine bison calves were born this spring in the Panther Valley of Banff National Park after what appears to be a successful herd reintroduction, and predators are taking notice.

"One morning there were grizzly paw prints all around the fences," Marie-Eve Marchand of the conservation group Bison Belong told the Calgary Eyeopener on Monday. Read more...

 

May 17, 2017

The Bison are back at Banff

Second Nexus

In the 1800s, big game hunters drove bison nearly to extinction in North America, and in places like Canada's Banff region, which once supported 30 million bison, the animals were entirely wiped out. Read more...

 

April 27, 2017

A Bison Calf Was Just Born in Banff National Park for the First Time in 140 Years

Country Living

Banff National Park made headlines in early February after 16 wild bison were released back into the area to roam free for the first time in over a century. Of those animals, 10 were pregnant females. Read more...

 

April 27, 2017

First bison calf born in Banff National Park in 140 years

Mother Nature Network

Banff National Park marked Earth Day in the best way possible this year. A herd of wild bison that were recently reintroduced to the park in February welcomed the arrival of a new calf. The newborn represents the first bison calf born in the park's backcountry in 140 years! Read more...

 

April 27, 2017

Bison born on Earth Day

Cathy Ellis, Rocky Mountain Outlook

Baby bison have been born into the wilds of Banff National Park for the first time in 140 years. Read more...

 

April 26, 2017

Baby steps for wild bison at Banff National Park

Radio Canada International

Conservationists at Banff National Park in Canada’s Rocky Mountains are celebrating three very special birthdays this week. Read more...

 

April 26, 2017

First bison calves born in Banff National Park in 140 years

BBC News

The first bison calves to be born in 140 years in Canada's oldest national park are taking their first steps. Read more...

 

April 26, 2017

Bison calf born on Earth Day in Banff National Park

Cottage Life

For the first time in 140 years, wild bison calves are being born in Banff National Park. Fittingly, the first was born on April 22, a perfect addition to our Earth Day celebrations. Read more...

 

April 25, 2017

Bison Births Are First in Canadian National Park Area in 140 Years

Voice of America

Bison calves have been born in the area that makes up Alberta's Banff National Park for the first time in 140 years, Parks Canada officials said Tuesday, marking a milestone in attempts to reintroduce a wild herd to the area. Read more...

 

April 25, 2017

First bison calves born in Banff National Park in over 140 years

Michele Jarvie, Calgary Herald

Three calves have been born to the herd that was recently reintroduced to Banff National Park. The first calf was born in the Panther Valley on April 22 - Earth Day - and since then, two more have joined the group. Read more...

 

April 25, 2017

First bison calves born in Banff National Park in over 140 years

Crowfoot Media

After a successful translocation of bison from Elk Island National Park to Banff National Park in February 2017, the first calf was born on what is perhaps the most fitting of days - Earth Day. It is the first time bison calves have been born in the national park in over 140 years. Read more...

 

April 25, 2017

First bison calves born in Banff National Park in over 140 years

Tracy Nagai, Global News

Canadians are getting their first glimpse at the newest additions to Banff National Park's wild bison. Read more...

 

April 05, 2017

Banff's bison helping scientists study pecking order of North America's largest land animal

Daniel Katz, The Crag & Canyon

Parks Canada researchers are studying Banff National Park's herd of plains bison to analyze dominance behaviours and social hierarchy in the species and their potential impact on ecosystems. Read more...

 

March 19, 2017

Bison Reintroduced to Banff National Park for first time in 140 years

Elizabeth Wartenkin, Sierra Club

Immense herds of up to 30 million bison once thundered across the plains of North America. Like their American brethren, overhunted Canadian plains bison came dangerously close to extinction in the late 1800s. Read more...

 

March 15, 2017

Management of national parks to focus on ecological integrity: Environment Minister

Daniel Katz, The Crag & Canyon

In an interview with the Crag & Canyon, [Federal Minister of the Environment, Catherine] McKenna said she was honoured to see the bison returned to the park and that the animals appear to be thriving. Read more...

 

March 07, 2017

The bison are back in Banff

Dana Kobilinsky, The Wildife Society

In the first week of February, 16 plains bison set foot in Banff National Park for the first time in more than a century. Read more...

 

March 07, 2017

Bison reintroduced to Canada's oldest national park

Simon Lewsen, pressreader

Parks Canada is introducing 16 bison into Banff National Park, a place that hasn't had wild bions since Confederation. Read more...

 

March 02, 2017

Back on the Range

Simon Lewsen, pressreader

Parks Canada is introducing 16 bison into Banff National Park, a place that hasn't had wild bions since Confederation. Read more...

 

March 02, 2017

How Scientists Brought Bison Back to Banff

PBS Newshour

In our NewsHour Shares moment of the day, bison have returned to Canada's Banff National Park after being wiped out more than a century ago. Read more...

 

March 01, 2017

Where the bison roamed

Chloe Ellingson, Globe & Mail

So central to Canada's national story is the animal that historians have distinguished between bison and postbison eras to record the continent's past. Now, a group of dedicated conservationists are working to reinvigorate the wild population in Canada. Read more...

 

February 27, 2017

Bison Return to Canada After an Absence of 100 years

Ellen Daugherty, Redbrick

On 1st February, 16 Bison were reintroduced back in Canada's oldest National Park to restore the environment. Ellen Daugherty reports. Read more...

 

February 16, 2017

Bison's return to national park 'rights a wrong'

The Western Producer

Bison returned to Banff National Park Feb. 1 after a 140-year absence. Sixteen wild Plains bison were released into the park's Panther Valley, where they will be held in a 45-acre pasture and monitored by Parks Canada for 16 months to acclimatize. Read more...

 

February 13, 2017

Canada reintroduces bison to Banff national park after more than a century

The Guardian

Canada has reintroduced a herd of plains bison to the country's oldest national park in Banff, Alberta, officials said on Monday, more than 130 years after the North American animal last grazed the eastern slopes of the Canadian Rockies. Read more...

 

February 10, 2017

After More Than a Century, Bison Will Once Again Roam Banff National Park

Michelle Profis, Country Living

When you get the chance to see animals roam in their natural habitat, it's pretty special. When you get the chance to see animals return to their natural habitat after time away, it's spectacular. Read more...

 

February 09, 2017

Plains Bison Have Officially Returned To Banff National Park

National Park Traveler

On the first of this month, a recovery program trotted out of holding containers as Plains bison taken from Elk Island National Park were released into the Panther Valley of Banff National Park. Read more...

 

February 09, 2017

Bison Back in Banff After 130 Years

Smithsonian

Parks Canada released 16 of the wooly ungulates in the national park in a pilot project to re-establish the species. Read more...

 

February 09, 2017

After over a century absence, plains bison return to Banff National Park

Tanya Foubert, Rocky Mountain Outlook

It was more than fitting that Parks Canada's announcement that plains bison have indeed returned to the landscape of Banff National Park was held at the corner of Buffalo Street and Banff Avenue. Read more...

 

February 09, 2017

Wild bison return to Canada's Banff National Park for the first time in 140 years

Marni Fogelson, inhabitat

Wild bison are coming home to Canada's Banff National Park for the first time in roughly 140 years. Although bison were common sights in the Canadian landscape with a population that numbered in the millions in the early 1800s, these huge and herbivorous mammals nearly disappeared by the end of the 19th century as a result of hunting. Read more...

 

February 08, 2017

Bison return to Banff National Park after more than a century

Jenna Wootton, Cottage Life

After more than a century, plains bison are once again roaming Banff's eastern slopes. In late January, 16 wild bison were loaded into shipping containers in Elk Island National Park and airlifted to a remote valley in Banff National Park, where officials are attempting to re-establish a once-thriving herd. Read more...

 

February 08, 2017

Bison Return To Banff After 140 Year Absence

Barclay, UnofficialNetworks

After disappearing from the mountainous and high plains landscape of Alberta roughly 140 years prior, the prodigal wildlife of Canada has returned to Banff National Park. Read more...

 

February 08, 2017

After more than 140 years, 'magnificent' wild bison are back roaming Banff National Park

MSN

After more than 140 years, plains bison are once again roaming their historical range in Banff's Eastern Slopes. Parks Canada has successfully relocated 16 wild bison from Elk Island National Park to the remote Panther Valley in Banff National Park. Read more...

 

February 08, 2017

After more than a century, bison are back in Banff National Park

Alexander Howard, Lonely Planet

The nascent herd of just 16 animals was loaded onto shipping containers in Elk Island National Park, 35 km east of Edmonton, Alberta, and shipped to a remote pasture on the eastern side of Banff National Park. It's the first time in over 100 years that bison have been in the park. Read more...

 

February 08, 2017

After 130 Years, a 'Historic Homecoming' in Banff

Arden Dier, newser

"It's one of the great days for wildlife conservation in the history of North America," says a conservationist following what Parks Canada officials are calling a "historic homecoming" in Alberta's Banff National Park. Read more...

 

February 07, 2017

Bison make historic return to Banff National Park after 130 years

DISCOVER-USA

Rangers have successfully reintroduced a herd of plains bison to Canada's oldest national park, officials said on Monday, more than 130 years after the iconic North American animal last grazed the eastern slopes of the Canadian Rockies. Read more...

 

February 07, 2017

Wild Bison Reintroduced to Banff National Park for first time in century

INDIE88

Wild bison have been absent from Banff National Park for over 100 years. In the 19th century the animal almost went extinct as a species, but thanks to Banff National Park, they were saved. It's a homecoming of sorts, as Parks Canada were able to reintroduce the bison to the same park that saved them a century ago. Read more...

 

February 07, 2017

Canada reintroduces bison to Banff National Park

emfizz.com

Parks Canada also maintains bison herds at other national parks across Canada, including Elk Island, Grasslands, Prince Albert, Wood Buffalo, Riding Mountain and Waterton Lakes national parks. Read more...

 

February 07, 2017

Watch: Bison roaming Banff National Park once again

CJAD 800AM

Parks Canada says that as part of a $6.4-million project, it has moved 16 of the animals to the mountainous landscape where the species was once a dominant grazer. Read more...

 

February 07, 2017

Bison have officially returned to Banff National Park after 100 years

Daily Hive

The incredible return of bison coincides with the 150th anniversary of Canada's confederation, after being absent from the wild for over a century, their homecoming is a historic and cultural triumph. Read more...

 

February 07, 2017

After more than 140 years, 'magnificent' wild bison are back roaming Banff National Park

National Post

After more than 140 years, plains bison are once again roaming their historical range in Banff's Eastern Slopes. Parks Canada has successfully relocated 16 wild bison from Elk Island National Park to the remote Panther Valley in Banff National Park. Read more...

 

February 07, 2017

Wild bison roam Banff National Park for 1st time in more than century

Ahead of the News

The first wild bison to roam Banff National Park in more than a century have been airlifted into a remote valley in a “historic homecoming” aimed at re-establishing a thriving herd, Parks Canada said Monday. Read more...

 

February 07, 2017

Bison return to Banff national park in Canada

News On A Hand

Bison returned to Banff final week after an absence of greater than 100 years. A herd of plains bison have been efficiently reintroduced to Canada's oldest national park, greater than 100 years after they have been almost hunted out of existence. Read more...

 

February 06, 2017

CPAWS celebrates historic return of bison to Banff National Park

Canadian Parks & Wilderness Society

After a tumultuous history, and coming dangerously close to extinction in the late 1800’s, Plains Bison (Bison bison) will make a monumental return to the wild in their historic home in the Canadian Rockies. Read more...

 

February 06, 2017

Northern Plains Conservation Network

Canadian Parks & Wilderness Society

After more than a century, wild Plains bison are back in Banff National Park. On Feb. 1, 16 Plains bison were transferred from Elk Island National Park, east of Edmonton, to the Panther Valley in Banff National Park. Read more...

 

February 06, 2017

Bison are back in Banff

Talk of the Wild

After 140 years bison have returned to Banff National Park in Alberta. As many as 30 million bison once roamed the plains, but were hunted to near extinction. The return of the bison has been managed by Parks Canada. Read more...

 

February 06, 2017

Bison reintroduction to Banff National Park

British Columbia Institute of Technology

Wild bison roam Banff for the first time in over a century. In summer 2018, the herd will be released to explore a 1,200-square-kilometre zone in the Red Deer and Cascade river valleys where they will be free to interact with other native species and forage for food. Read more...

 

February 06, 2017

Bison return to Banff National Park's backcountry after a 140 year absence

Yellowstone to Yukon

Bison Belong is celebrating Parks Canada historic announcement of the return of 16 wild plains bison to Banff National Park's backcountry. This is a landmark event for the culture, history and ecology of the park. Read more...

 

February 06, 2017

Bison return to Banff nationwide park in Canada

REAL Online News

A herd of plains bison have been efficiently reintroduced to Canada’s oldest nationwide park, greater than 100 years after they have been almost hunted out of existence. Read more...

 

February 06, 2017

Bison return toBanff National Park in Canada

BBC News

A herd of plains bison have been successfully reintroduced to Canada's oldest national park, more than 100 years after they were nearly hunted out of existence. Read more...

 

February 06, 2017

Bison again roam Banff National Park after century-long absence

Penticton Herald

Bison are once again grazing along the remote eastern slopes of Banff National Park after a more than century-long absence. Read more...

 

February 06, 2017

Wild bison back in Banff National Park

David Boushy, Global News

On Feb. 1, 16 Plains bison were transferred from Elk Island National Park, east of Edmonton, to the Panther Valley in Banff National Park. Read more...

 

February 06, 2017

Bison return to Banff national park in Canada

todayEVERY

A herd of plains bison have been successfully reintroduced to Canada's oldest national park, more than 100 years after they were nearly hunted out of existence. Read more...

 

February 06, 2017

Bison again roam Banff National Park after century-long absence

CTV News

Parks Canada announced Monday it has moved 16 of the animals to the mountainous landscape that vast herds of the species once roamed for thousands of years. Read more...

 

February 06, 2017

Plains Bison Return to Banff National Park

Indigenous Lands & Resources Today

As a world leader in conservation, Parks Canada is committed to the recovery of species such as the plains bison. Parks Canada is pleased to announce that on February 1, 16 bison were successfully translocated to the Panther Valley in Banff National Park. Read more...

 

February 06, 2017

Plains Bison Make Historic Return to Banff National Park

94.1 CJOC

After being absent for more than a century, bison are once again grazing in Banff National Park. Read more...

 

February 06, 2017

Bison again roam Banff National Park after century-long absence

My McMurray

Parks Canada says that as part of a $6.4-million project, it has moved 16 of the animals to the mountainous landscape where the species was once a dominant grazer. Read more...

 

February 06, 2017

Bison Reintroduction

Government of Canada Backgrounder

For thousands of years, vast herds of plains bison roamed the Great Plains and the eastern slopes of the Continental Divide. Although wild, free-roaming bison have been absent from the landscape for over a century, bison were historically dominant grazers that helped shape the montane and sub-alpine ecosystems of what is now Banff National Park. Read more...

 

February 06, 2017

Plains bison are back in Banff after more than 100 years

Calgary Sun

After more than 100 years, plains bison are once again roaming their historical range in Banff's Eastern Slopes. Read more...

 

February 04, 2017

How a shrewd rancher helped the bison's remarkable recovery in Canada

Michael Platt, Calgary Sun

Beef killed off the buffalo - and not by agricultural displacement or demand for tastier steaks, though both certainly helped the demise of North America's largest land animal. Read more...

 

February 03, 2017

Blessed bison are Banff bound

Gordon Kent, Sherwood Park News

Aboriginal songs, drumming and prayers honoured a herd of Elk Island National Park bison on Sunday, before they were shipped to Banff to reintroduce the long-missing species into the mountains. Read more...

 

February 01, 2017

Aboriginal leaders bless bison bound for Banff

The Crag & Canyon

Aboriginal songs, drumming and prayers honoured a herd of Elk Island National Park bison Sunday being shipped to Banff to reintroduce the long-missing species back into the mountains. Read more...

 

January 30, 2017

Thunderous roar of the Buffalo to return to Banff National Park

Chris Stewart, APTN National News

The buffalo haven't been seen on the land in Banff National Park for 148 years. That's soon going to change. The Samson Cree Nation symbolically gifted buffalo to the Stoney Nakoda who will help establish the buffalo in Banff. Read more...

 

January 29, 2017

Aboriginal leaders bless bison at Elk Island National Park bound for Banff

Gordon Kent, Edmonton Sun

Aboriginal songs, drumming and prayers honoured a herd of Elk Island National Park bison Sunday being shipped to Banff to reintroduce the long-missing species back into the mountains. Read more...

 

January 29, 2017

Bison blessed for their trip to new home in Banff National Park

todaysfarmer.ca

Treaty 6 and Treaty 7 First Nations members held ceremonies for 16 bison being shipped from Elk Island National Park to start a new herd in Banff National Park at Elk Island National Park on Sunday, January 29, 2017. Read more...

 

January 29, 2017

Aboriginal ceremonies mark planned shipment of Elk Island bison to start Banff herd

Edmonton Journal

Aboriginal songs, drumming and prayers honoured a herd of Elk Island National Park bison Sunday being shipped to Banff to reintroduce the long-missing species back into the mountains. Read more...

 

January 05, 2017

Bison may return to Banff

Western Producer

Sixteen bison will move to Banff National Park in February if Parks Canada decides to go ahead with reintroducing the species. Read more...