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Wild Lands Advocate December 2014, Vol. 22, No. 6

2014-12-00 Vol. 22 No. 6 Wild Lands Advocate

The latest issue of the Wildlands Advocate is now available from the Alberta Wilderness Association website.

Features

  • The Anthropocene Has Arrived
  • Shifting Ecosystems Require Shifting Priorities: Report addresses biodiversity management challenges in the face of climate change
  • Naomi Klein in Calgary
  • Climate Change: And the Surveys Say?
  • A Closer Look at Bow Basin Flood Mitigation Proposals
  • Focus: Alberta's Species-at-risk
  • Conservation Corner: When Winter Changes
  • Read more »

Posted November 7, 2014 by AEN

Public Comment Period: Recovery Strategy for the Greater Short-horned Lizard in Canada

Initiative: 
Recovery Strategy for the Greater Short-horned Lizard (Phrynosoma hernandesi) in Canada
Deadline: 
29 Dec 2014 (All day)

From Environment Canada:

The Government of Canada is committed to working with interested parties to ensure that species at risk are protected. The Species at Risk Act supports this commitment by providing the public with an opportunity to comment on proposed recovery documents.

 

Environment Canada is inviting you to comment on the proposed Recovery Strategy for the Greater Short-horned Lizard (Phrynosoma hernandesi) in Canada.

Read more »

Posted November 5, 2014 by AEN

Return of Wolves to the Beaver Hills/Elk Island Area Should be Celebrated, Not Condemned

5 Nov 2014

EDMONTON – The presence of wolves in the Beaver Hills/Elk Island area just east of Edmonton is a cause for celebration, not condemnation, says the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society’s (CPAWS) Northern Alberta chapter. Read more »

Posted November 5, 2014 by AEN

Caribou Worse Off After 10 Years of Alberta Recovery Plan

3 Nov 2014

Ten years after Alberta’s 2004-2014 woodland caribou recovery plan began, habitat disturbance keeps increasing far past limits caribou can tolerate, and populations have significantly declined. Data compiled by Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) reveals that an area ⅔ the size of Nova Scotia (over 33,000 km2) has been auctioned for new oil and gas leases in ranges across Alberta since the plan started, with no meaningful surface disturbance limits. Read more »

Posted November 3, 2014 by AEN

Marda Loop Justice Film Festival

Nov 18 2014 (All day) - Nov 23 2014 (All day)

Justice Film Festival LogoThe 9th Annual Marda Loop Justice Film Festival runs November 18-23, 2014. The Festival is a 6-day documentary film celebration, held at the River Park Church Auditorium, plus Stephen Leacock Theater at Mount Royal University, the Globe Theatre, and John Dutton Theatre at the Central Library. We will screen 24 documentaries—please stay for post-film conversations.

Free Admission Read more »

Location

various locations Calgary, AB

Posted October 24, 2014 by AEN

Public Comment Period: Management Plan for the Monarch in Canada

Initiative: 
Proposed Management Plan for the Monarch (Danaus plexippus) in Canada
Deadline: 
8 Dec 2014 (All day)

From Species at Risk Recovery Unit, Canadian Wildlife Service, Prairie & Northern Region:

We are writing to notify you that the proposed Management Plan for the Monarch in Canada was posted on the Species at Risk Public Registry on October 9, 2014, for a 60-day public comment period which ends on December 8, 2014.

 

Read more »

Posted October 22, 2014 by AEN

CPAWS Northern Alberta Annual General Meeting

Oct 29 2014 - 6:30pm

From the CPAWS NAB website:

The event will start at 6:30pm and features a presentation by Dr. Rick Schneider about climate change and biodiversity in Alberta.

 

There will be food and a cash bar, and a raffle for some great prizes.

 

Doors open at 6:30pm. See you there!

Location

Yellowhead Brewery
10229 105 Street NW
Edmonton, AB

Posted October 22, 2014 by AEN

Bird Migration Talk

Sep 22 2014 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Songbirds, waterfowl, raptors and shorebirds move through Alberta skies each spring and fall. Chuck Priestly, Wildlife Biologist, will share information about this awesome natural phenomena.

Location

Rooms 3-4, Strathcona County Library
401 Festival Lane
Sherwood Park, AB T8A 5P7

Posted September 2, 2014 by AEN

Conservation groups file legal challenge over Jasper National Park development proposal

28 Aug 2014

CALGARY — Parks Canada’s approval of a controversial concept proposal to build overnight commercial accommodations at Maligne Lake in Jasper National Park must be struck down because it violates the park’s management plan, conservation groups said today. Read more »

Posted August 28, 2014 by AEN

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