Reintroduction of Plains Bison (Bison bison bison) to Banff by Benjamin Schwarz

By Benjamin Schwarz

Seminar paper from the yr 2013 within the topic Environmental Sciences, grade: 1,7, collage of Toronto, direction: flora and fauna Ecology and Conservation, language: English, summary: In 2013, Parks Canada released a primary draft plan to reintroduce plains bison to Banff nationwide Park. This venture used to be supported by way of the explanations that bison play a keyrole within the surroundings and serve as as a nutrients source for predators and scavenger. Plains bison play a key function in prairie ecosystems. via their grazing and wallowing mixed with clearly happening fires, plains bison have a disproportionally huge effect on their surroundings. besides the fact that, the position bison play in Banff nationwide Park could be of juvenile significance. in reality, the reintroduction of plains bison may also damage the Banff atmosphere via greater seed dispersal of unique species and fragmentation via bison-fencing. it really is concluded that if bison might be reintroduced, extra examine is required, first, at the influence of bison to the Banff environment and moment, at the effect of bison fencing at the move of alternative flora and fauna. additionally, Parks Canada may be prepared to cancel the undertaking if the ecological expenses outweigh the benefits.

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