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Wildlife Nation  >  Episode 25

Join host Jeff Corwin on an epic adventure across North America on a mission to help bring bison back to the continent. Jeff travels to the Canadian border to help Native American tribes re-establish new bison herds across tribal lands. Jeff learns how ancient bison herds once shaped the Great Plains and how modern conservationists are fighting to bring those herds back. Later, Jeff travels to the Kodiak Island Archipelago where the native Allutiq people are managing a new population of American bison.

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Black Footed Ferrets
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Behind the Scenes

Coexisting with Bison

Wildlife don’t recognize boundaries we humans designate, making it important to understand the migratory nature of species like the bison as we try to restore their populations. Read more about the Yellowstone Bison Coexistence Program and how it helps as the Bison roam outside the park.

56 Bison Transferred from Fort Peck to Tribal Lands

The Bison Conservation Transfer Program is intended to divert disease-free Yellowstone bison from slaughter to tribes across the West. Learn more about the importance of this program and all that went into setting up such a transfer.

 

Study Demonstrates Benefits of Tribal Bison Restoration

Native Nations, universities and conservation organizations came together to study the importance of bison reintroduction to Tribal lands and found a variety of positive impacts on the ecosystems and Native communities. Read more here!

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Hawksbill sea turtle
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Defenders of Wildlife works on the ground, in the courts, and on Capitol Hill to protect and restore imperiled wildlife and habitats across North America. Learn more about what we do!

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Wildlife and Wild Places

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Bison in snow
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Northern Lights Over Brooks Range Alaska
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North Dakota Prairie