September/October 2017 | Ice Grizzlies
BACK WHERE THEY BELONG
Nearly wiped out in Alberta in the 1800s, plains bison are making a historic return to Alberta’s Banff National Park
RIVER OF THE ICE GRIZZLIES
Every fall in the northern Yukon, ice-covered grizzlies gather to feast on salmon spawning
An estimated annual $175-billion business (and growing!), the illegal trade in wildlife is the world’s fourth-largest criminal enterprise. It stands to radically alter the animal kingdom.
THE BALD EAGLES OF BESNARD LAKE
The world’s longest-running study of a stable raptor population just celebrated its 50th season. Behind the research on these thriving eagles of boreal Saskatchewan.