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Y2Y Speaker Series— Crossing the Flathead: The Wolverine Way

Feb 23 2012 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Presentation – Stories – Discussion – Door Prizes

Join National Geographic explorer and author of ‘The Wolverine Way' Douglas Chadwick for an evening of compelling storytelling about the fierce, feisty and endangered wolverine. Read more »

Location

Karsten Discovery Centre
Calgary Zoo
Calgary, AB

Posted February 2, 2012 by AEN

Y2Y Speaker Series— Crossing the Flathead: The Wolverine Way

Feb 22 2012 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Presentation – Stories – Discussion – Door Prizes

Join National Geographic explorer and author of ‘The Wolverine Way' Douglas Chadwick for an evening of compelling storytelling about the fierce, feisty and endangered wolverine. Read more »

Location

Canmore Collegiate High School
Canmore, AB

Posted February 2, 2012 by AEN

Will Alison Redford's Clearcuts Crush Bear Cubs in their Dens?

25 Jan 2012

Conservationists today called upon Alberta premier Alison Redford to halt plans for winter logging would disturb, displace or even kill bears denning in the Castle Special Management Area.

“Logging in winter threatens Alberta’s bears at the worst possible time,” said WildCanada’s Jim Pissot, “when adults and cubs are asleep in their dens.”   Read more »

Posted January 25, 2012 by AEN

Environment groups ask Federal Court to force minister’s hand on caribou protection

25 Jan 2012

EDMONTON — Environment Minister Peter Kent’s failure to reconsider emergency protection for woodland caribou in northeastern Alberta has prompted environmental groups to ask for the Federal Court’s help.

Six months ago, the Court called Minister Kent’s decision not to recommend emergency protection for woodland caribou “out of the blue,” and ruled that it ignored scientific evidence and must be set aside. The Minister was instructed to reconsider the government’s position, but has yet to show any signs of activity on the file.

Ecojustice, on behalf of the Pembina Institute and Alberta Wilderness Association, has asked the Court to amend its ruling to include a deadline to force a response from the Minister. Read more »

Posted January 25, 2012 by AEN

Habitat focus needed for Alberta's caribou

25 Nov 2011

Parks Canada’s newly-announced Southern Mountain Caribou Conservation Strategy, including a captive breeding and reintroduction program, will fail in Alberta without a stronger focus on habitat protection and restoration. Alberta Wilderness Association calls on federal and provincial governments to deal with the root cause of Alberta’s plummeting caribou populations: habitat destruction by human disturbance. Read more »

Posted November 28, 2011 by AEN

Last chance for Canada's most endangered species?

Environmental groups petition Minister Kent for emergency sage-grouse protection
24 Nov 2011

Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) and a coalition of environmental groups are calling on federal Environment Minister Peter Kent to urgently take the steps necessary to prevent the imminent extinction of the greater sage-grouse in Canada. Read more »

Posted November 24, 2011 by AEN

Federal government must prevent extinction of sage-grouse in Canada

23 Nov 2011

VANCOUVER — An international coalition of environmental groups is calling on the federal environment minister to take Canada’s endangered Greater sage-grouse under his wing with an emergency protection order. Read more »

Posted November 24, 2011 by AEN

Public Comment Period: Recovery Strategy for the Woodland Caribou

Initiative: 
Recovery Strategy for the Woodland Caribou, Boreal population in Canada
Deadline: 
22 Feb 2012 (All day)

Comment period extended by 120 days Read more »

Posted October 18, 2011 by AEN

AWA Welcomes Premier-Designate Redford’s Promise to Protect Alberta’s Endangered Wildlife

4 Oct 2011

Alberta Premier-designate Alison Redford committed during her campaign to suspend the public land sale known as “Potatogate” that would see 16,000 acres of native prairie converted to intensive irrigated agricultural use. Potatogate lands are known to provide crucial habitat for numerous species at risk, including burrowing owl, ferruginous hawk and long-billed curlew. “Albertans deserve to know that the species that call this province home today will still be here for generations to come,” Redford wrote in a September 12, 2011 statement. Read more »

Posted October 5, 2011 by AEN

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