Hin­ter­land Who’s Who

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In hon­our of the 150th An­niver­sary of Con­fed­er­a­tion, Hin­ter­land Who’s Who is re­leas­ing spe­cial videos about some of our most iconic wildlife and their im­pact on our coun­try’s his­tory and cul­ture.

The next fea­tured species is the Amer­i­can Bi­son! His­tor­i­cally, bi­son could be found in Canada from the grass­lands and wood­lands of the Prairie Provinces to the eastern foothills of the Rocky Moun­tains and up into the rugged Yukon. For thou­sands of years, the In­dige­nous peo­ples who shared the land with the bi­son built their very ex­is­tence around it. It would then have been hard to imag­ine that these great herds could ever be de­pleted, but the Amer­i­can Bi­son al­most went ex­tinct in the late 1800s. It has since in­creased in num­bers thanks to con­ser­va­tion ef­forts. We can sup­port healthy herds of bi­son by pro­tect­ing and ex­pand­ing the nat­u­ral ar­eas they roam!

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To dis­cover Canada’s Pa­cific Salmon, Atlantic Cod, Right Whale and Beaver, and to view some of our videos in In­dige­nous lan­guages, visit HWW.ca!

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