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Alberta Government Kills 145 Bears at Oilsands Camps

No Charges Laid

Last year, the Alberta government killed 145 garbage-habituated black bears at oilsands camps in Alberta. Poorly-managed oilsands camps are known to attract bears to garbage. But rather than enforcing regulations, or prosecuting the guilty companies, Alberta government staff simply move in and kill bears. Lots of bears. Read more about Alberta Government Kills 145 Bears at Oilsands Camps

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Conservation groups take Environment Minister to court over endangered Sage-grouse

EDMONTON — Conservation groups are taking Environment Minister Peter Kent to Federal Court over his continued failure to protect Canada’s endangered Greater Sage-grouse and fulfill his duties under the Species at Risk Act (SARA).

In November, Ecojustice filed a petition demanding Kent use a SARA provision to recommend emergency protection for sage-grouse and the habitat the species needs to survive in Canada. The protections requested included an end to further human disturbance, particularly oil and gas development, in crucial sage-grouse habitat. Read more about Conservation groups take Environment Minister to court over endangered Sage-grouse

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Approval of Jasper Development Ignores Public Outcry

Over the objections of almost 200,000 citizens, the federal government has approved the proposed “Brewster Glacier Discovery Walk” in Jasper National Park. Conservation organizations fear that the beauty and integrity of Jasper National Park are being surrendered to commercial interests, opening the door for more for-profit businesses to capitalize on the splendour of Canada’s most loved and protected landscapes. Read more about Approval of Jasper Development Ignores Public Outcry

Event

Y2Y Speaker Series— Crossing the Flathead: The Wolverine Way

Feb 24 2012 - 2:00am to 3:30am

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 about Y2Y Speaker Series— Crossing the Flathead: The Wolverine Way

Location

Karsten Discovery Centre
Calgary Zoo
Calgary , AB
Event

Y2Y Speaker Series— Crossing the Flathead: The Wolverine Way

Feb 23 2012 - 2:30am to 4:00am

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 about Y2Y Speaker Series— Crossing the Flathead: The Wolverine Way

Location

Canmore Collegiate High School
Canmore , AB
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Will Alison Redford's Clearcuts Crush Bear Cubs in their Dens?

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

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

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

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Habitat focus needed for Alberta's caribou

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 about Habitat focus needed for Alberta's caribou

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