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CPAWS Calgary/Banff Monthly Meeting: Save Kananaskis!

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Canadian Parks and Wilderness SocietyCalgary/ Banff Chapter Save Kananaskis!Stop Logging, Create a Park With guests Dr. Ralph Cartar, Paola Romanelli and Doug Sephton, leaders from Save Kananaskis. Read more »

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

AWA Tuesday Talk: Disappearing Dunes on the Prairies

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With Dr. Darren BenderStability may be good for economies and families, but it’s bad for sand dunes. Active sand dunes and associated habitats are disappearing across the Canadian prairies. These habitats support diverse com-munities of specialized and rare plants and animals, many of which are at risk of extinction in Canada. Read more »

AWA Tuesday Talk: Beautiful Bighorn - Can we afford to leave it unprotected?

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With Vivian PharisThe Bighorn's 5,000 km2 contains some of the most scenic splendour in Alberta, equal or greater than that in worldrenowned Banff and Jasper Parks. Although the area had a close brush with protection in the 1980s, it remains unprotected and vulnerable to serious human impact. Read more »

Survey of the Suffield National Wildlife Area

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With an area of 2,690 km2, CFB Suffield is one of the largest blocks of unplowed grassland remaining in Prairie Canada, roughly one half the size of Prince Edward Island. Undisturbed grasslands, sand hills, river breaks and wetlands are refuge to an army of plants, mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and insects currently exceeding 1,100 known species, 14 of which are listed as species at risk in Canada. Read more »

CPAWS' Wild Gala

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Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society presents The Wild Gala 9th Annual Celebration and Fundraiser for Wilderness! Saturday, October 20th, 2007 Palomino Room, Roundup Centre, Stampede ParkCalgary, AB 7pm – Midnight Read more »

Marie Lake Decision Brings Hope for McClelland Lake Fen

Alberta Wilderness Association

Release Date: September 6, 2007

Premier Stelmach's decision to halt seismic testing on Marie Lake indicates a shift in government priorities that may bode well for other lakes and wetlands on the brink of destruction. One such area is the spectacular McClelland Lake Wetland Complex north of Fort McMurray. Read more »

Posted September 9, 2007 by Anonymous

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