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Volunteer Opportunity: Kick-starting Conservation

Sep 28 2012 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

We need your help setting up the new boundary fence so we can kick-start our stewardship plans on a beautiful property in the Waterton Park Front! Join us for a hands-on day of demolition and help delineate the eastern property boundary by working with us to remove one mile of old fence so a new fence can be installed on the official property line. This property is a valuable piece of the NCC's conservation puzzle in the Waterton Park Front - a 30,000 acre conservation area surrounding Waterton Lakes National Park! Read more »

Location

Nearest Town: Waterton, AB

Posted September 4, 2012 by AEN

Volunteer Opportunity: ‘Bin’ There, Done That

Sep 20 2012 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

The Nature Conservancy has a few exciting volunteer opportunities coming up and we want to get the word out! Read more »

Location

Nearest Town: Waterton

Posted September 4, 2012 by AEN

Lower Athabasca Plan: Significant Progress, but Wildlife Await Land Disturbance Plan Inside Oil Sands Area

22 Aug 2012

The Lower Athabasca regional plan for northeast Alberta released today is a significant step forward in managing cumulative development effects, but regrettably misses many important and promised pieces for wildlife. Read more »

Posted August 22, 2012 by AEN

Federal government misses caribou protection deadline… again

16 Aug 2012

After missing a mandatory legal deadline to submit a draft recovery strategy for woodland caribou by four years, the federal government has also failed to produce a final recovery strategy for woodland caribou on time. Read more »

Posted August 16, 2012 by AEN

Fences Gone Vinyl: Nature Conservancy of Canada Volunteer Event

Aug 11 2012 - 8:30am - 5:00pm

Join the Nature Conservancy of Canada for a day of conservation action and learn more about the unique grassland ecosystem. Fencing, among other things, has been to blame for the drastic decline of the sage grouse. Currently only 13 identified male sage grouse remain in Alberta. Be part of an initiative to decrease wildlife collisions with fences as we install vinyl fence clips along 16km of fence line to increase visibility to wildlife. For more information and to take part, please visit our website www.conservationvolunteers.ca or contact alberta [at] conservationvolunteers [dot] ca.

Location

Forty Mile Natural Area, Haugan Property
Foremost, AB

Posted August 8, 2012 by AEN

Canadians Willing To Make Sacrifices to Recover Caribou in our National Parks: New Parks Canada Report

3 Jul 2012

Canadians support renewed efforts to recover Threatened caribou in our Mountain National Parks – and we are willing to make sacrifices to allow that recovery to take place. This is one of the significant findings from a newly released Parks Canada report, Conservation Strategy for Southern Mountain Caribou: What we Heard.

In November 2011, a draft Conservation Strategy was released, and the Canadian public were asked to provide comments. Around 150 individuals and organizations obliged, and their responses are summarized in the new What We Heard document. Read more »

Posted July 3, 2012 by AEN

Canada's Declining Bird Populations Warrant Urgent Conservation Action

2 Jul 2012

Almost half of all (44%) of all bird species found in Canada have experienced population declines since 1970 according to a recently released report on the state of Canada’s birds. Of particular concern, populations of grasslands birds have declined by 45% on average since 1970. Read more »

Posted July 3, 2012 by AEN

Grizzly Relocation Demonstrates that Recovery is Everyone’s Responsibility

28 Jun 2012

Canmore, AB – A grizzly sow and her three cubs were relocated from the Bow Valley Wednesday June 27, 2012 after several days of provincial officials attempting to keep the bear family away from the Town of Canmore. Officials from Solicitor General, Environment and Sustainable Resource Development, Tourism Parks and Recreation, had literally spent days using a subtle hazing process to steer the family away from Canmore and back into their normal home range in Kananaskis Country. Read more »

Posted June 28, 2012 by AEN

Endangered Sage-grouse Hang on by a Thread in Alberta, Huge Declines in Saskatchewan

22 Jun 2012

Every spring anxious eyes turn towards the sage-grouse mating grounds (known as “leks”) of southern Alberta to see whether or not Canada’s sage-grouse made it through the winter. This year’s spring population counts observed only 13 males at Alberta leks, showing no improvement since last year. In Saskatchewan, the only other Canadian province in which sage-grouse persist, huge population declines were observed. Only 18 males were counted at Saskatchewan leks, a dramatic decrease from the 42 males last recorded. Read more »

Posted June 26, 2012 by AEN

High Number of Grizzly Bear Removals Threatens Population Recovery

19 Jun 2012

The Alberta government’s new report on 2011 grizzly bear recovery  reveals a disturbing trend that is harmful to the province’s Threatened grizzlies. Large numbers of bears are being trapped and moved by provincial wildlife staff. In 2011, 24 bears were trapped and moved, 15 of those to locations outside their home territories. Thirteen grizzlies were trapped and relocated in 2010, and 16 were relocated in 2009. Bears are moved for a variety of reasons, but usually in response to perceived threats to human safety or damage to property. Read more »

Posted June 19, 2012 by AEN

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