Studying Cougars in Alberta – How to Collar a Cougar

This is part two of a three part series on cougar management work in Alberta.

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So now that you have met the people who are collaring cougars, we are going to take a look at how the work is done. Of course, offering this cougar a necklace just won’t fly – there is a purpose and method in this management work.
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Studying Cougars in Alberta – Meet the Team

This is part one of a three part series on cougar management work in Alberta.

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How many Environment and Parks staff does it take to collar a cougar?

It’s actually a valid question. It turns out it takes several teams of highly trained professionals. This winter, two teams of wildlife biologists are collaring cougars to help gather data on population dynamics and movement patterns. The results will help inform future cougar management practices in Alberta.

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