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Canadians Can Stop Massive Wolf Kill

16 Feb 2012

The deadline for Canadians to comment on the federal government’s massive wolf-kill caribou recovery strategy is February 22, 2012. For most Alberta boreal woodland caribou herds, the wolf-kill strategy would allow 95% of their habitat to be destroyed. Tar sands and other oil-gas activities in those herds’ ranges would not be disturbed. Read more »

Posted February 16, 2012 by AEN

Over a hundred attend Valentine’s Day Rallies in Support of Forests

14 Feb 2012

Calgary, Edmonton, AB: More than 170 people attended rallies today in Calgary and Edmonton to send a strong message to the Government of Alberta: Albertans love their forests and don’t want the heart of protected areas like the Castle Special Place or poplar trail systems in Bragg Creek to be logged. Read more »

Posted February 14, 2012 by AEN

Conservation groups take Environment Minister to court over endangered Sage-grouse

14 Feb 2012

EDMONTON — Conservation groups are taking Environment Minister Peter Kent to Federal Court over his continued failure to protect Canada’s endangered Greater Sage-grouse and fulfill his duties under the Species at Risk Act (SARA).

In November, Ecojustice filed a petition demanding Kent use a SARA provision to recommend emergency protection for sage-grouse and the habitat the species needs to survive in Canada. The protections requested included an end to further human disturbance, particularly oil and gas development, in crucial sage-grouse habitat. Read more »

Posted February 14, 2012 by russ

Approval of Jasper Development Ignores Public Outcry

9 Feb 2012

Over the objections of almost 200,000 citizens, the federal government has approved the proposed “Brewster Glacier Discovery Walk” in Jasper National Park. Conservation organizations fear that the beauty and integrity of Jasper National Park are being surrendered to commercial interests, opening the door for more for-profit businesses to capitalize on the splendour of Canada’s most loved and protected landscapes. Read more »

Posted February 9, 2012 by AEN

Beyond Monitoring— Responsible Management Needed for Oilsands Environmental Impacts

3 Feb 2012

Today, forty five years after the first tar sands mines started, the federal government has finally taken steps to introduce credible monitoring for contaminants and habitat degradation from oilsands development. Alberta Wilderness Association believes that long-overdue monitoring of Alberta’s oilsands impacts is a step in the right direction, but monitoring itself will not fix any of the issues which have so bedeviled the industry for the past few years. Read more »

Posted February 3, 2012 by AEN

Save our Forests Rally

Feb 14 2012 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

The Issue 

Southern Alberta’s forests need your help! Clearcut logging in the Castle is beginning right now, and a similar program is scheduled to begin near Bragg Creek in the summer. Now more than ever Albertans can help keep the momentum going for changes in how our forests are managed. Read more »

Location

Outside the Alberta Legislature
10800 97 Avenue NW
Edmonton, AB

Posted February 3, 2012 by AEN

Save our Forests Rally

Feb 14 2012 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

The Issue 

Southern Alberta’s forests need your help! Clearcut logging in the Castle is beginning right now, and a similar program is scheduled to begin near Bragg Creek in the summer. Now more than ever Albertans can help keep the momentum going for changes in how our forests are managed. Read more »

Location

Outside the McDougall Centre
455 6 Street SW
Calgary, AB

Posted February 3, 2012 by AEN

Will Alison Redford's Clearcuts Crush Bear Cubs in their Dens?

25 Jan 2012

Conservationists today called upon Alberta premier Alison Redford to halt plans for winter logging would disturb, displace or even kill bears denning in the Castle Special Management Area.

“Logging in winter threatens Alberta’s bears at the worst possible time,” said WildCanada’s Jim Pissot, “when adults and cubs are asleep in their dens.”   Read more »

Posted January 25, 2012 by AEN

Environment groups ask Federal Court to force minister’s hand on caribou protection

25 Jan 2012

EDMONTON — Environment Minister Peter Kent’s failure to reconsider emergency protection for woodland caribou in northeastern Alberta has prompted environmental groups to ask for the Federal Court’s help.

Six months ago, the Court called Minister Kent’s decision not to recommend emergency protection for woodland caribou “out of the blue,” and ruled that it ignored scientific evidence and must be set aside. The Minister was instructed to reconsider the government’s position, but has yet to show any signs of activity on the file.

Ecojustice, on behalf of the Pembina Institute and Alberta Wilderness Association, has asked the Court to amend its ruling to include a deadline to force a response from the Minister. Read more »

Posted January 25, 2012 by AEN

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