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The Alberta Environmental Network (AEN) is a non-profit, non-partisan organization comprised of groups throughout the province dedicated to helping preserve and protect Alberta's environment. The AEN's purpose is to facilitate the sharing of information & resources among member groups, and to assist them in taking common action. AEN also promotes awareness of environmental issues & activities with stakeholders & the general public. AEN facilitates member group meetings and the participation of member groups in meetings and consultation with government and/or industry. Check out Field Notes for the latest news, events & action alerts from the AEN & our member groups.


No Fooling! Alberta Continues To Hunt Its Threatened Grizzly Bears

Alberta Wilderness Association

Friday April 1st - or All Fools Day - marks the first day of Alberta's spring grizzly bear hunt. The irony is not lost on Albertans, who have been increasingly calling for a suspension of the hunt until grizzly populations recover to a healthy level.

"If the situation weren't so deadly serious for Alberta's grizzlies, you might believe that it was some sort of bad taste joke," says Nigel Douglas, Alberta Wilderness Association Conservation Specialist. "Some of the justification which we have seen for continuing to hunt a threatened species has been laughable." Read more »

Posted March 31, 2005 by russ

Bow Riverkeeper News -- March 30, 2005

Bow Riverkeeper


  1. Glenbow Art Exhibit - Our River: Journey of the Bow
  2. Event: Icebreaker Gala - Hosted by the Bow River Basin Council
  3. News: David Boyd begins work in Privy Council Office
  4. News: Happy (Belated) World Day for Water!
  5. News: Series of Articles Features Important Water Issues Facing Province
  6. News: Calgary Weir Project Funding Announced
  7. Upcoming Events
  8. Bow Riverkeeper in the News
  9. Donate to Bow Riverkeeper and Receive Magazine Subscription
  10. Read more »

Posted March 31, 2005 by russ

Fossil Fools Day - Edmonton

On Friday, April 1, thousands of people across the U.S., Canada and the U.K. will come together as part of the Second Annual Fossil Fools Day.

Edmontonians are participating by targeting Ford. Ford Motor Company has the worst fuel efficiency among America’s and Canada's major automakers.

We are hoping you will help by coming out and forming the Climate Change Scene Investigators (CCSI). Feel free to simply show up or come dressed up ready for a radio active scene (TVEK suits, masks, come dressed as an animal, bird or plant etc.).

The action will take place this Friday at 11:00 at Koch Ford - 5121 GATEWAY BLVD come five or 10 minutes early just to set up. Read more »

Posted March 29, 2005 by russ

Grizzly Bears: Is Alberta Good Enough For Them?

Castle-Crown Wilderness Coalition

Dr. Brian Horejsi will be presenting a slide show on the status of Grizzly Bears in Southwest Alberta, based on his recent research into bear population trends and the availability of secure habitat.

Wednesday, April 20th, 6.30pm
Lethbridge Public Library

Thursday, April 28th, 6.30 pm
Calgary Downtown Public Library

Dr. Horejsi is an independent consultant in conservation biology based in Calgary, with a degree in wildlife management from Montana State Read more »

Posted March 29, 2005 by russ

April 1st is Fossil Fools Day - action alert against Ford

Dear Friends:

On Friday, April 1, communities across Canada, the US and the UK will come together to break our oil addiction as part of an international day of action dubbed FOSSIL FOOLS DAY.

Fossil Fools Day is a collaboration among a number of organizations such as Energy Action, Rainforest Action Network, Global Exchange, Sierra Club US, and others.

We need your help to target North America’s largest oil addict, Ford Motor Company, by organizing actions at a Ford dealership in your community.

A Call to Action for Fossil Fools Day is below. Please send far and wide. Read more »

Posted March 28, 2005 by russ

RCEN Weekly E-Bulletin - March 24, 2005


  1. Announcements
    1. Nomination of ENGO at the COP-1 to the Stockholm Convention on POPs
  2. Resources
    1. National Environmental Treasure - Spring 2005 Newsletter
  3. Action Alerts
    1. C-27 Fax your MP Tool now available
  4. Upcoming Events
    1. Third North American Symposium on Assessing the Environmental Effects of Trade

Posted March 24, 2005 by russ

Activist Agenda -- March 22, 2005

The March 22 issue of Activist Agenda is now available for download (pdf, 87 KB). Read more »

Posted March 22, 2005 by russ

CEN Weekly e-Bulletin -- March 17, 2005

The March 17 issue of the Canadian Environmental Network's Weekly e-Bulletin is now available at the CEN website.


  1. Call For Delegates
    1. First Conference of the Parties to the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs)
    2. Consultation Meeting on proposed regulation on VOCs in Architectural and Industrial Maintenance (AIM) Coatings
    3. Fifth Session Of United Nations Forum On Forests (UNFF5)
  2. Read more »

Posted March 18, 2005 by russ

Call for Exhibitors: Edmonton Earth Day Festival

Edmonton Earth Day is now accepting applications for exhibitors for Edmonton Earth Day Festival in Hawrelak Park. If you are interested in having an application form sent out to you please contact Janice Boudreau, earth day coordinator at //edmontonearthday [at] shaw [dot] ca">edmontonearthday [at] shaw [dot] ca, or click on the link below to download the application form.

The early bird deadline is being extended from March 15 to March 23 to accomodate for this mailing. Please contact me immediately if you are interested.

Janice Boudreau
Edmonton Earth Day Coordinator
Read more »

Posted March 16, 2005 by russ

Alberta Action On CWD Ignores The Cause

Scientists: "Must Include the Elimination of Game Farming"

Alberta Wilderness Association

News Release: March 15, 2005

The Alberta government's recently announced plan to stem the advance of CWD (Chronic Wasting Disease) by culling deer near the Alberta-Saskatchewan border seems at least a small step toward recognizing the seriousness of the situation. However, in the absence of vastly more substantive action to eliminate the source of the disease - game farming - scientists and conservation organizations point out that Read more »

Posted March 15, 2005 by russ

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