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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

Recovery Strategy for the Woodland Caribou, Boreal population in Canada
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

Environmental Damages Fund

14 Oct 2011 (All day)

Environment Canada's Environmental Damages Fund has $425 000 in funds available for Alberta-based conservation projects:

  • Location: Alberta, Funds Available: $300,000.00, Use Restrictions: For the purpose of protecting and conserving migratory birds or the environment.
  • Location: Ralston / Suffield Area,  Funds Available: $125,000.00, Use Restrictions: For the purpose of conservation of wildlife in particular the Sprague's Pipit
  • Read more »

Posted September 28, 2011 by AEN

Replace spin with conservation action in international Crown of Continent say conservation groups

22 Sep 2011

Pincher Creek & Calgary: Sierra Club Canada and the Castle-Crown Wilderness Coalition are maintaining that while it is important to have the Alberta Sustainable Resource Development’s Parliamentary Assistant, Evan Berger, representing the government today at the international Crown of the Continent Round Table in Polson, Montana, the province needs to replace its spin with actual conservation action, instead of the actions thwarting conservation in Alberta’s portion of the Crown of the Continent Ecosystem.  Read more »

Posted September 22, 2011 by AEN

Conservation groups: Canada’s tar sands extraction violates international wildlife treaties

22 Sep 2011

Oakland, CA — Today, conservation groups represented by Earthjustice and Ecojustice Canada submitted a petition to Interior Secretary Salazar asking him to report to President Obama that Canada’s destructive tar sands extraction undermines international efforts to protect endangered and threatened species. Read more »

Posted September 22, 2011 by AEN

Moratorium on motorized access necessary for grizzly survival

19 Sep 2011

CALGARY -  Industrial and public motorized access routes in grizzly bear habitat greatly exceed thresholds recommended in the Alberta government’s official Grizzly Bear Recovery Plan. This issue is so critical that several Alberta Conservation organizations are calling for an immediate moratorium on new roads. Read more »

Posted September 19, 2011 by AEN

Save our Sage-Grouse! Recommendations from Emergency Sage-Grouse Summit

8 Sep 2011

Desperate measures are needed if Canada’s most endangered wildlife species, the greater sage-grouse, is to be saved from extinction in Canada. This is the overwhelming conclusion coming from the Emergency Sage-Grouse Summit, held in Calgary, Alberta September 7-8, 2011.

“We have known for a long time that sage-grouse are in trouble,” says Cliff Wallis, Alberta Wilderness Association vice-president. “We will continue to press government and industry to stop industrial development in critical habitat. Read more »

Posted September 8, 2011 by AEN

Media Briefing 2: Emergency Sage-Grouse Summit

- Recommendations to Save Alberta’s “Most Endangered Species”

7 Sep 2011

What?        Media Briefing, Emergency Sage-Grouse Summit recommendations
When?       Thursday September 8, 2011
                   11:00 – 11:45 a.m.
Where?      AWA office, 455 – 12th Street NW, Calgary

Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) is hosting a two-day international Emergency Sage-Grouse Summit, Wednesday September 7 – Thursday September 8.

At the end of the summit, participants will present a series of emergency recommendations for sage-grouse recovery. AWA invites media personnel to join some of North America’s leading sage-grouse scientists (11:00 a.m., Thursday September 8), to discuss those recommendations. Read more »

Posted September 7, 2011 by AEN

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