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Status of the Badger in British Columbia Rahme, A.H.
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Abstract: The population of the Badger (Taxidea taxus) in British Columbia is small, spread over the southern interior of the province. Badgers are furbearers that are trapped in most of their range, including Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario, but they have not been legally harvested in B.C. since 1967. It is not known if overharvesting has contributed to a decrease in Badger populations, but habitat loss has played a significant role. Badgers inhabit the bunchgrass grasslands and open ponderosa pine forests in valleys of the Cariboo and Thompson-Nicola areas, and from the Okanagan Valley through to the southern Rocky Mountain Trench. Over the years, human activities have been concentrated in valley bottoms and thus many lowland wildlife species have lost their habitats to agricultural, forestry, hydroelectric and urban development. An effective program for managing Badgers must include the protection and enhancement of habitat. An education program for the public and agriculturalists will help people to und
 
Rahme, A.H., Harestad, A.S,; Bunnell, F.L.. 1995. Status of the Badger in British Columbia. Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks. Species Status Report. WR72
 
Topic: Species status
Keywords: badger, taxidea taxus, species, status, report
ISSN:  Scientific Name: Taxidea taxus
ISBN: 0-7726-2403-8 English Name: Badger
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