Biodiversity and Wildlife

Film Screening — Mothers of the Mountain: Reclaiming the Klinse-Za Herd

Nov 10 2021 - 7:00pm

Join CPAWS Northern Alberta for a screening of 'Mothers of the Mountains' a documentary about conservation, art, caribou, and the connection we have to the natural world.

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REIMAGINING RIVERS: ANIMALS AS LEGAL BEINGS

Oct 29 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Professor Maneesha Deckha (UVic) and Assistant Professor Jessica Eisen (UAlberta) will examine legal categorizations of animals: should animals be considered property, persons, or something else? And what do these categorizations mean for visions of justice and the health and well-being of animals, humans, and our overall environment? Read more about REIMAGINING RIVERS: ANIMALS AS LEGAL BEINGS

Cervid Harvesting Preserves: Very Distasteful Jam

Alberta Wilderness Association strongly opposes the proposal to legalize elk hunt farms – fenced facilities where captive elk are shot by so-called “hunters.” The Alberta Elk Commission has lobbied the Alberta government on hunt farms – what they call “cervid harvesting preserves” – since at least May 2020.

“These hunt farms are unethical and contrary to the concept of fair chase,” says Devon Earl, Conservation Specialist at AWA. “Many hunters and non-hunters alike are appalled by the idea of shooting animals that are effectively penned with little to no ability to escape.” Read more about Cervid Harvesting Preserves: Very Distasteful Jam

New CPAWS report reveals proposed logging will have direct impacts on caribou and trout habitat in old-growth forest near Willmore Wilderness Park

Edmonton, AB – A new CPAWS report reveals stark impacts on species at risk habitat for proposed logging in an intact piece of forest near Grande Cache, Alta. CPAWS Northern Alberta became aware of plans by West Fraser (Hinton) to log roughly 2,660 hectares of timber in the A La Peche caribou range when local trappers flagged concerns over the impacts on threatened woodland caribou and endangered Athabasca rainbow trout.   Read more about New CPAWS report reveals proposed logging will have direct impacts on caribou and trout habitat in old-growth forest near Willmore Wilderness Park

Government Map Confirms Plans to Log Old-Growth Forests Near Grande Cache, Increasing Risks to Threatened Caribou

A newly released Government of Alberta map confirms long-term plans for substantial logging within at-risk caribou ranges in west-central Alberta (see Figure 1). Of particular concern, the map confirms plans for an imminent harvest on both sides of Moon Creek — an area currently valued for its intact old-growth forests, which support threatened caribou and endangered Athabasca rainbow trout. Read more about Government Map Confirms Plans to Log Old-Growth Forests Near Grande Cache, Increasing Risks to Threatened Caribou

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