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Environmental Damages Fund

Deadline: 
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
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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

Media Briefing 1: Emergency Sage-Grouse Summit

Last Ditch effort to Save Alberta’s “Most Endangered Species”

6 Sep 2011

What?             Media Briefing, Emergency Sage-Grouse Summit
When?            Wednesday September 7, 2011
                        10:00 – 10:45 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.

AWA invites media personnel to join some of North America’s leading sage-grouse scientists at the launch of the summit (10:00 a.m., Wednesday September 7), to discuss the desperate plight of Alberta’s sage-grouse. Read more »

Posted September 6, 2011 by AEN

Last Dance for Sage-grouse?

Just 13 Male Birds Remain in Alberta, as Recovery Fails

1 Sep 2011

In 2011, just thirteen male greater sage-grouse were counted in Alberta. Without emergency action to protect sage-grouse habitat, the species will die out in Alberta, and the finger of blame will be pointed squarely at provincial and federal governments which have failed to act. Read more »

Posted September 1, 2011 by AEN

Revised Draft of Lower Athabasca Regional Plan highlights Alberta’s Cavalier attitude towards environmental protection and Indigenous Rights

30 Aug 2011

Edmonton — Alberta’s Government’s Department of Sustainable Resource Develop released their latest draft of the disputed Lower Athabasca Region Plan (LARP) leaving little to be desired by both environmental groups and First Nations alike. Previous draft’s had both groups unanimously agreeing that LARP left loopholes allowing for exemptions to environmental standards and led to a further degradation of constitutionally protected treaty rights. Read more »

Posted August 30, 2011 by AEN

Pembina reacts to revised draft of Lower Athabasca Regional Plan

29 Aug 2011

CALGARY — Jennifer Grant, director of the Pembina Institute's oilsands program, made the following statement in response to the release today of a revised draft of the Government of Alberta's Lower Athabasca Regional Plan: Read more »

Posted August 30, 2011 by AEN

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