Survey reveals increase in Mackenzie bison population

YELLOWKNIFE (September 9, 2016) – A 2016 survey of the Mackenzie bison population indicates a slight increase in the number of animals with an estimate of 850 in 2016 compared to the estimate of 700 in 2013.

The survey was conducted by Environment and Natural Resources staff and five observers from Fort Providence between February 20 and March 6, 2016. Weather conditions ranged from good to excellent for counting wildlife from the air.

The next population survey for the Mackenzie bison population is planned for 2019.

For more information, visit www.enr.gov.nt.ca/programs/wood-bison