Alces Alces (Moose) – BC’s Favourite Immigrant – Series

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Alces Alces (Moose)

BC’s Favourite Immigrant

In the 1960’s BC’s moose population were estimated to be over 300,000 individuals.  Today, estimates are somewhere around half of that.  

PART 1
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Alces Alces (Moose)

BC’s Favourite Immigrant

Of note: although the BC government recognizes the importance of moose as a source of protein for indigenous peoples, they do not place this same value for non-indigenous peoples.  In general, moose are managed as a recreational opportunity and not as part of BC’s diet. 

PART 2
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Alces Alces (Moose)

BC’s Favourite Immigrant

The challenge for British Columbian wildlife managers is they do not have enough control over the moose management levers. Decisions to support wildlife and their habitat are an important investment that will benefit all British Columbians.

PART 3