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Rona Ambrose Served With Legal Notice

Tiny Species Could Cause Big Headache For Feds

News Release: August 8, 2006

Edmonton, AB - A coalition of environmental groups today served Federal Environment Minister Rona Ambrose with a petition giving her 60 days to step in to protect two endangered plants in Alberta or face a lawsuit. Alberta Wilderness Association, Federation of Alberta Naturalists, Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society, Sierra Club of Canada and Nature Canada, represented by Sierra Legal Defence Fund, are threatening the suit to test the federal government's intention to protect Canada's endangered wildlife. Read more »

Posted August 9, 2006 by russ

Caribou Running in their own Death Race

Concern for threatened species raised at Grande Cache Event

Alberta Foothills Network: A collaboration of international voices that are committed to the protection, restoration and the establishment of Protected Areas, and socially and ecologically sustainable development in the Endangered Foothills Natural Region of Alberta.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, August 3, 2006

Local and international environmental groups are joining the migration of over 900 of the most extreme runners in North America to Grande Cache for the community’s largest event – the annual Canadian Death Race. Considered the toughest race in Canada, the 125 km race consists of three mountain summits and over 17,000 ft of elevation change through the scenic mountains and foothills around Grande Cache. Read more »

Posted August 3, 2006 by russ

Scientists warn of the severe environmental consequences of Alberta's deep oil sands development

August 1, 2006

Fort McMurray, AB - In a report and interactive movie released today by the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) and the Pembina Institute, scientists warn that projected development of Alberta's deep oil sands will drive many boreal wildlife species, including caribou, lynx, marten and some forest bird species to local extinction.

Today's 35-page report is the first assessment that fully quantifies the cumulative impact of Alberta's deep oil sands extraction on forests and wildlife. Although oil sands strip mining near Fort McMurray has received most of the attention to date, 80% of Alberta's oil sands reserves are too deep to be mined and must be extracted through in situ (in place) techniques. Read more »

Posted August 2, 2006 by russ

Conservation Net - July 6th Update

Canadian Parks & Wilderness Society - Edmonton Chapter

The July 6th Conservation Net update is now available on the CPAWS website. To receive the monthly Conservation Net updates directly in your inbox, please visit the subscription page. Read more »

Posted July 10, 2006 by russ

Uncertain future for woodland caribou?

CPAWS Action Team

Woodland caribou represent Canada's natural legacy, but their population is in steady decline due to expanding industrial development in the boreal forest. CPAWS and Sierra Club have just released a report that finds Canada's governments aren't doing what is needed to save this species from extinction.

You can help!

Send a letter at and let your MPP or MLA know that you want woodland caribou protected! Ask them to protect woodland caribou habitat before permitting development in intact boreal forests. Read more »

Posted May 30, 2006 by russ

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