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Alberta government urged to stand fast on grizzly hunt suspension

26 Aug 2009

Alberta environmentalists (including Alberta Wilderness Associatiion, Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society, Sierra Club Canada and UTSB Research) are hoping that the Alberta government will resist concerted lobbying efforts to introduce a spring grizzly bear hunt. Rather the government should heed the advice of its own scientists, who have consistently emphasized that such a hunt would not be sustainable. Read more »

Posted September 1, 2009 by Anonymous

Landmark court victory forces government to protect endangered species habitat

Precedent-setting decision gives Canada’s endangered sage-grouse and other species at risk a chance at recovery
13 Jul 2009

Vancouver, BC — Environmentalists are celebrating the first decisive victory for endangered species since the unveiling of Canada's Species at Risk Act in 2003. On Thursday (July 9) a federal court judge in Vancouver ruled that the federal Minister of the Environment, Jim Prentice, broke the law by refusing to identify critical habitat in a recovery plan for the endangered greater sage-grouse. Read more »

Posted July 14, 2009 by Anonymous

Environment Week Kicks off with Sage-grouse Court Battle

Government has no excuse for ignoring habitat of well-studied Prairie bird, groups say
2 Jun 2009

To stop the disappearance of one of the Prairie's most iconic species, six conservation groups are in federal court today arguing a lawsuit against the federal Minister of Environment, Jim Prentice, for refusing to identify critical habitat for the endangered greater sage-grouse. Read more »

Posted June 2, 2009 by russ

Gutting the Navigable Waters Protection Act: What it means for our rivers

Mar 5 2009 - 7:00pm

Public Event sponsored by Water Matters and Alberta Wilderness Association

Speakers

  • Barry Robinson, Ecojustice Canada
  • Tony Palmer, Canadian Rivers Network

When: Thursday, March 5 at 7:00 pm
Where: 455 12 Street NW Calgary, Alberta
Office of the Alberta Wilderness Association (please park in rear or north of 5th and 12 st NW). For map: http://www.alterawilderness.ca/contact.htm Read more »

Posted February 27, 2009 by Anonymous

Alberta’s Plan for Parks Veers Off Track

4 Feb 2009

Alberta, Canada — The province's protected area watchdogs strongly support the Alberta Government's resolve to write and implement a new and much-needed parks policy in time for regional land-use planning. However, they are sounding the alarm because the current draft of Alberta's Plan for Parks does a poor job of accommodating what the majority of Albertans say they want for parks. Read more »

Posted February 4, 2009 by Anonymous

AWA Talk: When Cougars Meet Humans

Feb 3 2009 - 7:00pm

When Cougars Meet Humans: Public Opinion, Rural Development & Conservation

with Aliah Adams Knopff

Can these large carnivores co-exist with people on a human-dominated
landscape? How does the proximity of cougars and humans influence public
opinion and impact wildlife management?

Aliah Adams Knopff works with her husband, Kyle, on the Central East Slopes
Cougar Study in west-central Alberta. She is working toward a master's in
biological science at the U of A. Read more »

Location

Strathcona Branch Public Library
8331 104 Street NW
Edmonton, AB

Posted January 28, 2009 by Anonymous

AWA Talk: Economic Growth, Sacred Cows & the Wall Street Bull

Jan 20 2009 - 7:00pm

Economic Growth, Sacred Cows & the Wall Street Bull: Perspectives from Ecological Economics
with Dr. Brian Czech

What is the role of citizens in developing a new economic policy? Join us for a discussion with Dr. Czech (via teleconference) of the trade-off between economic growth and wilderness conservation.

Dr. Brian Czech is President of the Center for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy, a visiting professor at Virginia Tech, and a conservation biologist with the U.S. government. Read more »

Location

AWA Office
455 12 Street NW
Calgary, AB

Posted January 15, 2009 by Anonymous

AWA Talk: The Tar Sands - A North American Time Bomb with Andrew Nikiforuk

Nov 10 2008 - 7:00pm

Alberta Wilderness Association

Join Andrew for a discussion of his latest book, hot off the press.

Tar Sands: Dirty Oil and the Future of a Continent will be available for
sale and signing.

Andrew Nikiforuk is a well-known Canadian journalist whose books include
Pandemonium, Saboteurs (a GG Award-winner), and Fourth Horseman. Read more »

Location

AWA Office
455 10 Street NW
Calgary, AB

Posted November 6, 2008 by Anonymous

Environmental Coalition Launches Suffield Video Days before Hearing

Southern Alberta Group for the EnvironmentFederation of Alberta NaturalistsAlberta Wilderness AssociationNature CanadaGrasslands NaturalistsNature Saskatchewan

Calgary (October 2, 2008) - The high-profile hearing for EnCana's application for a large shallow gas project in the Suffield National Wildlife Area (NWA) will begin in Calgary on Monday, October 6. Today the Suffield Coalition - seven conservation groups opposing the application - launched a three-minute videhighlighting EnCana's poor environmental record in the area and pointing tthe danger tSuffield's rare grassland ecosystem. The video, entitled "Suffield National Wildlife Area - Defending a Grassland Treasure," can be viewed on the Alberta Wilderness Association website (www.AlbertaWilderness.ca). Read more »

Posted October 2, 2008 by Anonymous

“In Situ” Oil Sands Extracton: Impacts on Wild Lands and Groundwater

Oct 2 2008 - 7:00pm

Alberta Wilderness Association

With Wallace King & Carolyn Campbell

Learn about below-ground oil sands development and the potential for contamination of Canada’s largest groundwater aquifer.

Wallace King is a professional geologist in the oil and gas sector, and geological and environmental advisor to the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region One. Carolyn Campbell is a conservation specialist with Alberta Wilderness Association. Read more »

Location

Strathcona Public Library
8331 104 Street
Edmonton, AB

Posted September 30, 2008 by Anonymous

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