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9th Annual Run Wild for Wildlife

Oct 26 2008 - 12:00pm

Wildlife Rehabilitation Society of Edmonton

Do you have frighteningly fabulous Halloween costume and just can't wait until Halloween? Then grab your running or walking shoes, scary Halloween costume and join the Wildlife Rehabilitation Society of Edmonton and their alarmingly awesome Emcee Councilor Don Iveson at Hawrelak Park on October 26th at 11 am for the 9th Annual "Run Wild for Wildlife".

This spirited, yet spooky family event supports Edmonton's only wildlife shelter.

Register, donate and start collecting pledges today! Register online at runningroom.com or wildlife-edm.ca. (attached is the pledge sheet) Read more »

Location

Hawrelak Park
Edmonton, AB

Posted October 3, 2008 by Anonymous

CPAWS Calgary/Banff Chapter Meeting: Wildlife Corridors

Jun 9 2008 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

CPAWS Calgary/Banff Chapter

Monthly Chapter Meetings

A new presentation on conservation or environmental issues every month.

Free Admission, everyone welcome! Read more »

Location

Mountain Equipment Co-op Calgary Store
830 10 Avenue SW
Calgary, AB

Posted April 3, 2008 by Anonymous

Alberta's War on Wolves: First it's Sterilization; Now it's Poisoning

Alberta Wilderness Association

Release Date: March 26, 2008

As if the recent proposal to sterilize wolves in central Alberta were not enough, the Alberta government is now reportedly using strychnine to poison wolves in areas of northern Alberta. Read more »

Posted March 28, 2008 by Anonymous

Cross Conservation Education Program: Wildlife Corridors - The Final Report

May 22 2008 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Ann and Sandy Cross Conservation Area

Dr. Michael Quinn of the Miistakis Institute and the U of C’s Faculty of Environmental Design, and researchers Chris Selvig and Jonathon Schmidt, will provide an overview of the 2007 wildlife corridor study final report. Ten wildlife monitoring cameras captured over 100,000 images and 13 mammal species. The final report includes maps showing potential wildlife habitat and connectivity surrounding the Cross Conservation Area. Read more »

Posted March 27, 2008 by Anonymous

Cross Conservation Education Program: Buzz about Bees!

Jun 21 2008 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Ann and Sandy Cross Conservation Area

There’s more to bees than their honey! Get the buzz about the decline of these important pollinators from Bill Turner, a member of the Calgary Beekeepers Association. View an observation hive up close and take the sting out of bee biology. Uncover their mysteries and discover what’s sweet about bees! Indoor/outdoor program, please dress for the weather. Read more »

Location

Cross Conservation Area, AB

Posted March 27, 2008 by Anonymous

Action Alert: Wolves targeted & sterilized to boost elk hunt

Defenders of Wildlife Canada

The province of Alberta and the University of Alberta have begun a research project that will kill all pups and subordinate animals and sterilize the surviving alpha pair in a number of wolf packs (see article below and research summary, attached).

This follows at least two years of the local fish and game association offering "bounties" for wolves killed in the same region to boost elk numbers (see attached news article).

We have not received responses from the University or the Province regarding wolf numbers, elk trends, causal analysis or other factors.

If you are so inclined, we are confident that the principals involved (see list at end of this message) are eager to hear from you. Read more »

Posted March 7, 2008 by Anonymous

Help Save Beaverhill Lake

Famous for huge flocks of Snow Geese, Beaverhill Lake is threatened by the 312 km2 Dodds-Roundhill strip mine and gasification project. Edmonton City owned EPCOR is a major partner in this Tarsands related project. Read more »

Posted February 25, 2008 by Anonymous

Federal lawsuit highlights failure to protect endangered bird habitat

Alberta Wilderness Association
Defending Wild Alberta through Awareness and Action

For immediate release: Feb. 14, 2008

Valentine’s message to Baird and Stelmach: “Sage grouse have nowhere to dance!”

CALGARY – Six conservation groups have launched a major lawsuit against the federal Minister of Environment, John Baird, for refusing to identify critical greater sage-grouse habitat. The once widespread grouse has been listed as “endangered” since 1998 and now survives in a remote area in the southeastern corner of Alberta and southwestern corner of Saskatchewan. Read more »

Posted February 20, 2008 by Anonymous

Government Violates Guidelines and Allows Further Destruction of Endangered Caribou Habitat

Alberta Wilderness AssociationCanadian Parks and Wilderness Society - Northern Alberta

Press Release January 22, 2008

Interim strategies to protect caribou were agreed to in 2006 by all members of the West Central Caribou Landscape Team, including government and industry, to prevent further degradation of the caribou range in the Foothills of western Alberta. The best remaining parts of the caribou ranges (intact patches) were identified. One of the most important of the interim strategies is to minimize further fragmentation of intact patches. It has been recently learned that government continues to permit industrial use in these intact areas, including the Little Smoky Range, where a caribou herd is at immediate risk of elimination. Government refuses to give out information on where the use is occurring. Read more »

Posted January 23, 2008 by Anonymous

Public Lecture: A Reason for Hope with Dr. Jane Goodall

Description:
University of Alberta presents A Reason For HopeDr. Jane Goodall, DBE UN Messenger of Peace and Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute Public Lecture 7:00 PM 10 April 2008 Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium11455 87 AvenueDr. Jane Goodall DBE, began her landmark study of chimpanzees in Tanzania in June 1960. Her work at the Gombe Stream Chimpanzee Reserve became the foundation of future primatological research and redefined the relationship between humans and animals. Read more »

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