Sierra Club says governments not protecting endangered wood bison in northern Alta

CALGARY — Sierra Club Canada says neither the provincial nor the federal governments are doing enough to protect the wood bison in northern Alberta from illegal hunting.

THE CANADIAN PRESS

xecutive director Stephen Hazell points out that the bison is listed as endangered in Alberta and as threatened under federal law.

The Sierra Club is especially concerned because aboriginals have discovered two kill sites in Caribou Mountain Wildland Provincial Park in the last few weeks.

It appears the animals were killed as trophies, as the heads and hides had been removed, but the meat was left to rot.

Members of the Little Red River Cree Nation who found the bison turned over evidence and gave statements to Alberta Parks officials.

But Hazell says it’s unclear whether there will be a formal investigation or whether charges will be laid.

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