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Alberta Again Violates Caribou Policies With Today's Energy Leasing

24 Apr 2013

“Alberta Energy promotes caribou habitat disturbance by selling leases that drive new well sites, ignoring technology options to reduce existing footprint,” says Carolyn Campbell, AWA conservation specialist.  “In the Little Smoky range with over 95% disturbance, the government wages war on wolves and moose while encouraging more industry footprint that drives caribou population declines.” Read more »

Posted April 24, 2013 by AEN

AWA Tuesday Talk - Bat Conservation: White-nose Syndrome and Wind Turbines

May 14 2013 - 7:00pm

with Dr. R​obert Barclay

It's a tough time to be a bat!  Come learn about two conservation issues that are posing serious challenges for bat populations: White-nose syndrome and wind turbines.  We will be joined by Dr. Robert Barclay who will discuss the consequences of these two factors on Alberta species and ecosystems.

$5 Adults, $1 Children

Location

Hillhurst Room
455 12 Street NW
Calgary, AB

Posted April 11, 2013 by AEN

AWA Tuesday Talk: Hair Snares for Grizzly Bears — Monitoring Bears in Southwestern Alberta

Mar 26 2013 - 7:00pm

with Andrea Morehouse

Come learn about the Southwest Alberta Grizzly Bear Monitoring Project, a three year pilot project designed to non-invasively monitor grizzly bears both locally and at ecosystem scales. We will be joined by Andrea Morehouse who will speak about how the project takes advantage of a natural bear behavior—rubbing.

Cost: $5 Adults, $1 Children

Location

Hillhurst Room, AWA Office
455 12 Street NW
Calgary, AB

Posted February 6, 2013 by AEN

Stop Alberta Energy Leases in Threatened Little Smoky Caribou Range

6 Feb 2013

In violation of Alberta’s 2011 woodland caribou policy that places an immediate priority on maintaining caribou habitat, Alberta Energy plans auctions of new oil and gas leases within the Little Smoky caribou range on February 7, March 7 and April 25, 2013. This herd’s habitat is already 95% disturbed, according to Environment Canada. Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) has issued an open letter to Alberta’s Energy Minister urging him to defer these lease sales as a step towards responsible habitat management for this herd at imminent risk of local extinction. Read more »

Posted February 6, 2013 by AEN

Environmental Damages Fund - Call for Proposals

Deadline: 
1 Feb 2013 (All day)

Environment Canada's Environmental Damages Fund has funds available for Alberta-based conservation projects: Read more »

Posted January 18, 2013 by AEN

AWA Tuesday Talk: Greater Sage-grouse Partnership

Jan 29 2013 - 7:00pm

with Cliff Wallis, Sean Nichols, and Wonnita Andrus

Join us for the first talk of the New Year as we discuss the critically endangered Greater Sage-grouse in Alberta and what efforts we have underway to protect this unique and incredible prairie bird.  We will be joined by Cliff Wallis who will speak about his experiences with this prairie icon.

$5 Adults, $1 Children

Location

Hillhurst Room, AWA
455 12 Street NW
Calgary, AB

Posted January 8, 2013 by AEN

Prairie Conservation and Endangered Species Conference

Feb 19 2013 (All day) - Feb 22 2013 (All day)

Purpose

The 10th Prairie Conservation and Endangered Species Conference is a forum to discuss the latest issues, information, research and trends in prairie landscape and species conservation. The conference is held every three years in a Canadian Prairie Province. Read more »

Location

Sheraton Red Deer Hotel
3310 50 Avenue
Red Deer, AB

Posted December 27, 2012 by AEN

Prairie Grasslands and Species at Risk Protected

Government Sets High Bar for Suffield National Wildlife Area

30 Nov 2012

The seven-group Suffield Coalition today applauded the government’s decision to deny approval of Cenovus' (previously EnCana) proposal to drill 1,275 natural gas wells and construct associated infrastructure in the Suffield National Wildlife Area (NWA). Suffield NWA was established in 2003 to protect endangered native prairie and the many species of animals and plants at risk in the area, including at least 15 federally listed species threatened with extinction. Read more »

Posted November 30, 2012 by AEN

CPAWS Northern Alberta AGM & Film/Speaker Event— Mountains in Motion: The Canadian Rockies

Nov 22 2012 - 7:00pm

2011/2012 AGM (7pm start)

Come learn what CPAWS Northern Alberta worked on this past year. Meeting starts at 7:00 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.). Contact infonab [at] cpaws [dot] org or 780-424-5129 x309 with questions.

Film/Speaker Event (7:30pm start)

Film - Mountains in Motion: The Canadian Rockies

CPAWS Northern Alberta is excited to present a free showing of this 2012 Banff Mountain Film and Book Festivel selection. Read more »

Location

Strathcona Library, upstairs meeting room
8331 104 Street
Edmonton, AB

Posted November 21, 2012 by AEN

Coalition calls on panel to reject Shell Jackpine oilsands mine expansion

29 Oct 2012

CALGARY — With public hearings into a proposed oilsands mine expansion set to begin today, a coalition of environmental groups is calling on the joint federal-provincial review panel to reject the project.

Shell’s proposal to expand its Jackpine oilsands mine would increase production at the existing facility by 100,000 barrels per day. The company’s environmental assessment shows that expanding the Jackpine oilsands mine along with other planned developments will harm fish and wildlife, damage wetlands and old growth forests, exceed legally binding air quality limits and cause acid rain. It will leave a legacy of toxic waste buried in lakes, damage two significant rivers, and produce greenhouse gas pollution that will put Canada’s and Alberta’s climate targets further out of reach. Read more »

Posted October 29, 2012 by AEN

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