Grizzly Bears in Manitoba: What Do We Know?


Grizzly Bears in Manitoba: What Do We Know?

May 27 2022

Join us for a CPAWS Manitoba webinar to learn what wildlife researchers have discovered about grizzly bears in Manitoba.

Click here to register for the event.

In northern Manitoba, grizzly bears are being observed with increasing frequency, particularly within Wapusk National Park. Of 133 confirmed sightings since 1980, more than 100 took place in the 2010s.

But little is known about the ecology or exact population status of this species in northern Manitoba.

Many range maps don’t show the area as being a historical grizzly bear range, and grizzlies remain listed as extirpated under Manitoba’s Endangered Species and Ecosystems Act (there is no evidence to date of an established breeding population in the province).

Join us for a CPAWS Manitoba webinar with Dr. Douglas Clark, PhD, Associate Professor at the University of Saskatchewan, whose team of wildlife experts investigated every suspected or confirmed grizzly sighting over the past four decades in Manitoba.

He’ll discuss what these sightings mean for northern communities and other wildlife in the area, why larger numbers of grizzlies are being spotted in Manitoba, and what it could mean for the future of the species in our province.

Click here to register for the event.

About the Speaker

Douglas Clark has 25 years of northern research and environmental management experience, with 1/3 of that time spent living in Arctic and Sub-Arctic communities. His interdisciplinary research program seeks to integrate environmental conservation with human dignity, and he specializes in training northern and Indigenous graduate students. He is the world-leading scientific authority on polar bear-human conflicts and most recently co-authored multiple chapters of the Arctic Council’s Arctic Resilience Assessment. He is also adjunct faculty at Queen’s University and Yukon College.

How can we help?

If you have any questions or require any additional accommodations to participate, please email us at [email protected].

About CPAWS Manitoba

CPAWS Manitoba has been instrumental in establishing 22 new parks and protected areas in our province. That’s an area larger than Lake Winnipeg at nearly 26,000 square kilometres. Our goal is to protect half of Manitoba’s lands and waters.

–Lunch and Learns–

Nature has been here for us during the pandemic.

CPAWS Manitoba wants to maintain this positive connection to nature by providing a space for Manitobans to connect online from the safety of our homes and be inspired by nature in our backyards and beyond.

Join CPAWS Manitoba for weekly lunch and learn presentations from experts across the province who will share their knowledge and passion and bring new nature-inspired activities into our lives.

*** This program is possible thanks to the generous support of The Winnipeg Foundation and the Conservation Trust, a Manitoba Climate and Green Plan Initiative delivered by the Manitoba Habitat Heritage Corporation. ***

Help Keep Manitoba Wild


CPAWS Manitoba has helped establish 23 parks and protected areas thanks to people like you.

With your help, we can protect half our lands and waters for future generations of people and wildlife.