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CPAWS Calgary/Banff Releases Documentary Video on Banff's Highway Wildlife Crossings

CPAWS Calgary/Banff

July 9, 2007, Calgary - The Calgary/Banff Chapter of the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) is pleased to announce the release of the documentary video Shooting the Gap: Wildlife and the Trans-Canada Highway in Banff National Park. It is an examination of Banff's experiment in reducing wildlife mortality and enhancing connectivity for wildlife across the Trans-Canada Highway through fencing the highway from adjacent habitat, and providing a series of overpasses and underpasses across the highway. Read more »

Posted July 9, 2007 by russ

CPAWS Summer Activity Night: Finding Our Way

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The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society and Mountain Equipment Co-op are teaming up to present summer Activity Nights.7:00 pm at Victoria Park Picnic Shelter #2 – accessible from the parking lot for the Victoria skating oval off of River Valley Road. There is bus access using the #130 – exit the bus halfway down the hill that connects 116 St and Groat Road. From there it is a short walk down the stairs and around the golf course.Cost: FREE Read more »

CPAWS Summer Activity Nights

The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society and Mountain Equipment Co-op are teaming up to present summer Activity Nights - July 18 & August 15.

7:00 pm at Victoria Park Picnic Shelter #2 – accessible from the parking lot for the Victoria skating oval off of River Valley Road. There is bus access using the #130 – exit the bus halfway down the hill that connects 116 St and Groat Road. From there it is a short walk down the stairs and around the golf course.

Cost: FREE Read more »

Posted June 26, 2007 by Anonymous

Woodland Caribou - an art show

Tuktu Prayers, celebrating Canadian Art while Preserving Mountain Culture

In 2007 Jasper National Park will celebrate its Centennial. To honour the Park and its natural biodiversity a collection of artwork has been assembled, theme Caribou.

The Woodland Caribou herds in Jasper have declined in the last 100 years and the hope is that this traveling exhibition will not only celebrate the centenary of the Park but also educate Canadians about National Parks and the need to keep these places wild. Read more »

Posted June 20, 2007 by Anonymous

Alberta's Grizzly Bear Numbers are Worse Than Ever

Groups Ask for "Endangered" Listing with Release of Latest Population Data

Startling new findings suggest that Alberta's grizzly bear population now stands at fewer than 500 bears, or half of what was previously believed. Grizzlies appear to be on the road to extinction in Alberta unless significant changes are made to how grizzly bear habitat is managed. Read more »

Posted June 11, 2007 by Anonymous

YEP Edmonton Meeting

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Young Environmental Professionals - EdmontonWhen: Wednesday, June 13, 5:00 pmWhat: This month, our guest speaker is Cheryl Feldstein, the Executive Director of the Wildlife Rehabilitation Society of Edmonton (WRSE). WRSE is a non-profit organization that provides compassionate care to injured and orphaned wildlife and educates the public of the importance of wildlife in our community. Read more »

Government Silent on Grizzly Bear Numbers: Déjà Vu for Conservationists

Alberta Wilderness AssociationDefenders of Wildlife CanadaGrizzly Bear Alliance

May 7, 2007

Conservation groups are once again calling on the government to release the results of their DNA-based grizzly bear population analysis. The latest phase of the multi-year study was completed early this spring but it has still not been released to the public. Read more »

Posted June 11, 2007 by Anonymous

University Wiping Away Alberta’s Endangered Forests

For immediate Release: May 1, 2007

Students’ point out that the University is Wiping Away Alberta’s Endangered Forests

University presented with petitions asking for ethical purchasing of toilet paper Read more »

Posted May 2, 2007 by Anonymous

Alberta's War on Pine Beetles - Using a Sledgehammer to Crack a Nut

Alberta Wilderness Association

News Release: April 12, 2007

The implications of the impending outbreak of mountain pine beetle (MPB) in Alberta look to be profound, but knee-jerk attempts to deal with the problem - or to be seen to deal with the problem - will likely do more damage than the beetles themselves. Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) believes that measures to deal with the MPB outbreak must be led by the best available science. Read more »

Posted April 13, 2007 by Anonymous

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