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Alberta’s Caribou under Growing Threat: CPAWS’ Annual Caribou Report

16 Dec 2014

EDMONTON — In its second annual review of governments' efforts to conserve Canada's boreal caribou, CPAWS (the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society) finds that threats from industrial development to boreal woodland caribou have continued to increase while conservation and restoration efforts have shown little progress across the country. Read more »

Posted December 16, 2014 by AEN

Logging Threatens Caribou and Other Sensitive Species in Iconic Wilderness Park, Highlights Need for Willmore Management Plan

13 Nov 2014

Approved and proposed logging operations immediately outside the boundary of the Willmore Wilderness Provincial Park will place  unacceptable pressure on endangered and sensitive wildlife within the park. Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) calls on the Alberta government to halt logging in endangered west central caribou ranges and implement a long overdue comprehensive management plan for Willmore. Read more »

Posted November 13, 2014 by AEN

Public Comment Period: Recovery Strategy for the Greater Short-horned Lizard in Canada

Initiative: 
Recovery Strategy for the Greater Short-horned Lizard (Phrynosoma hernandesi) in Canada
Deadline: 
29 Dec 2014 (All day)

From Environment Canada:

The Government of Canada is committed to working with interested parties to ensure that species at risk are protected. The Species at Risk Act supports this commitment by providing the public with an opportunity to comment on proposed recovery documents.

 

Environment Canada is inviting you to comment on the proposed Recovery Strategy for the Greater Short-horned Lizard (Phrynosoma hernandesi) in Canada.

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Posted November 5, 2014 by AEN

Return of Wolves to the Beaver Hills/Elk Island Area Should be Celebrated, Not Condemned

5 Nov 2014

EDMONTON – The presence of wolves in the Beaver Hills/Elk Island area just east of Edmonton is a cause for celebration, not condemnation, says the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society’s (CPAWS) Northern Alberta chapter. Read more »

Posted November 5, 2014 by AEN

Caribou Worse Off After 10 Years of Alberta Recovery Plan

3 Nov 2014

Ten years after Alberta’s 2004-2014 woodland caribou recovery plan began, habitat disturbance keeps increasing far past limits caribou can tolerate, and populations have significantly declined. Data compiled by Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) reveals that an area ⅔ the size of Nova Scotia (over 33,000 km2) has been auctioned for new oil and gas leases in ranges across Alberta since the plan started, with no meaningful surface disturbance limits. Read more »

Posted November 3, 2014 by AEN

CPAWS Week for the Wild

Oct 24 2014 (All day) - Oct 31 2014 (All day)

From the CPAWS website:

Canada is known for its abundance of wildlife, but right now there are critters that really need our help! Join us for WEEK for the WILD: Oct 24-31, 2014. CPAWS will be united coast-to-coast in rallying for increased awareness of species and risk, and the need to protect their threatened habitat. Please donate to help us protect their homes - Give today!

As part of this national campaign, CPAWS Northern Alberta and CPAWS Southern Alberta are each running a "one-week flash fundraiser for our Week for the Wild to help species at risk right here in our own backyard". CPAWS Northern Alberta is raising funds to help protect the woodland caribou, and CPAWS Southern Alberta is raising funds to help protect the grizzly bear. Follow the links to find out what CPAWS is doing to help protect these threatened species, and how you can take action to support their efforts.

Posted October 27, 2014 by AEN

Public Comment Period: Management Plan for the Monarch in Canada

Initiative: 
Proposed Management Plan for the Monarch (Danaus plexippus) in Canada
Deadline: 
8 Dec 2014 (All day)

From Species at Risk Recovery Unit, Canadian Wildlife Service, Prairie & Northern Region:

We are writing to notify you that the proposed Management Plan for the Monarch in Canada was posted on the Species at Risk Public Registry on October 9, 2014, for a 60-day public comment period which ends on December 8, 2014.

 

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Posted October 22, 2014 by AEN

CPAWS Northern Alberta Annual General Meeting

Oct 29 2014 - 6:30pm

From the CPAWS NAB website:

The event will start at 6:30pm and features a presentation by Dr. Rick Schneider about climate change and biodiversity in Alberta.

 

There will be food and a cash bar, and a raffle for some great prizes.

 

Doors open at 6:30pm. See you there!

Location

Yellowhead Brewery
10229 105 Street NW
Edmonton, AB

Posted October 22, 2014 by AEN

Conservation groups file legal challenge over Jasper National Park development proposal

28 Aug 2014

CALGARY — Parks Canada’s approval of a controversial concept proposal to build overnight commercial accommodations at Maligne Lake in Jasper National Park must be struck down because it violates the park’s management plan, conservation groups said today. Read more »

Posted August 28, 2014 by AEN

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