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Blame the Wolf: Killing Wildlife to Save Wildlife

Alberta Wilderness Association
Defending Wild Alberta through Awareness and Action

Release Date: December 12, 2007

Recent initiatives to protect 2.2 million hectares of land in British Columbia for mountain caribou contrast strikingly with Alberta’s miserable failure to do anything meaningful to protect its own caribou habitat.

“While the BC government protects habitat and commits to more environmentally sensitive forest management, in Alberta we kill wolves,” say Nigel Douglas, AWA conservation specialist. Read more »

Posted December 12, 2007 by Anonymous

EnCana Makes First Court Appearance after Being Charged with Violating Canada Wildlife Act

Southern Alberta Group for the EnvironmentFederation of Alberta NaturalistsNature CanadaAlberta Wilderness AssociationGrasslands Naturalists

Calgary (December 5, 2007) – EnCana will make their first court appearance at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, December 6 in Medicine Hat Provincial Court in response to the charge of violating the Canada Wildlife Act in the Suffield National Wildlife Area (NWA). It is expected that EnCana will request full disclosure of evidence against them and that another court date will be set for their next appearance. Read more »

Posted December 5, 2007 by russ

Beware of MLAs sleeping

Alberta Wilderness Association
Defending Wild Alberta through Awareness and Action

For Immediate release
November 1, 2007

Edmonton, Alberta. The Alberta Wilderness Association has appealed to Alberta’s elected officials to awaken to the plight of Grizzly Bears and other threatened species in Alberta.

As the Alberta Legislature prepares to open next week, the Association today delivered a Grizzly Bear package to every MLA.

The Association unveiled the first in a series of ads, this one featuring a lone bear clinging to a light post, symbolizing the desperate situation facing Grizzlies as they seek refuge where they can in Alberta. The Wilderness Association also introduced a web page savethegrizzly.ca which went live this morning and will be further developed in the coming weeks. Read more »

Posted November 2, 2007 by Anonymous

Conservation Groups Call for Release of Habitat Report, Parks and Funding to Save Grizzlies

Alberta Wilderness AssociationDefenders of Wildlife CanadaCPAWS — Northern AlbertaFederation of Alberta NaturalistsNatural Resources Defense CouncilJasper Environmental AssociationWest Athabasca Bioregional SocietySierra Club of Canada

Media Release For Immediate Release: Oct. 24, 2007

Calgary — Local and national conservation organizations are calling on Alberta's Sustainable Development Minister, Ted Morton, to release the scientists' report outlining core grizzly habitat areas to his Grizzly Bear Recovery Team and the public. To make up for the five years of lost time during the protracted recovery planning process, they are asking Morton and the Minister of Tourism, Parks, Recreation and Culture, Hector Goudreau, to quickly move on establishing three wildland parks, which encompass core grizzly habitat long known to be important to the bears' future and which have already gone through various assessment and review processes. Read more »

Posted October 25, 2007 by Anonymous

What price the Grizzly, in oil-rich Alberta?

Alberta Wilderness Association
Defending Wild Alberta through Awareness and Action

Calgary, Alberta — The Alberta Wilderness Association is drawing attention to the plight of Grizzly Bears, evidenced by a lone bear seeking sanctuary at the Calgary Zoo, perhaps the last safe place for Grizzlies in Alberta.

Alberta's Grizzly population stands at less than 500 bears. Nigel Douglas, conservation specialist for the Wilderness Association, made this statement: Read more »

Posted October 23, 2007 by Anonymous

Albertans encouraged to nominate fish and wildlife conservationists

The following information has been posted to the Government of Alberta website.


Information Bulletin

October 10, 2007

Albertans encouraged to nominate fish and wildlife conservationists

Order of the Bighorn nominations close November 1

Edmonton... Albertans have until November 1 to nominate outstanding fish and wildlife conservationists for the esteemed Order of the Bighorn. Read more »

Posted October 11, 2007 by Anonymous

Comments on Water for Life Strategy renewal and the proposed Species at Risk Act Recovery Strategy for the Burrowing Owl

The Environmental Law Centre's (ELC) mission is to ensure that laws, policies, and legal processes protect the environment. In pursuit of this mission the ELC regularly provides comments and recommendations to government and administrative bodies in relation to law and policy development. These comments can be found on the ELC website at www.elc.ab.ca.

The ELC has recently commented on the renewal of the Alberta Water for Life strategy and the proposed Recovery Strategy for the Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia) under the federal Species at Risk Act. Read more »

Posted September 7, 2007 by Anonymous

9th Annual 'Capture the Wild' Photography Contest

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Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society - Calgary/Banff Chapter CPAWS would like to invite all photographers to check out our 9th Annual Capture the Wild Photography Contest. The deadline is just over 1 month away, so get snapping today! We look forward to seeing your photos! Read more »

Wildlife Corridors

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Ann and Sandy Cross Conservation AreaJacquie Gilson, our Executive Director, highlights the results of our summer research on wildlife movement around the Conservation Area. Come find out who’s been caught on our motion sensor cameras, what wildlife corridors are all about and how this information can help support conservation.Date: Tuesday, November 13thTime: 7:00- 9:00 pmWho: AdultCost: $8 adult Read more »

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