Biodiversity and Wildlife

Grant Eligible Conservation Fund Part B: Research

Deadline: 
1 Dec 2010

The ACA is proud to enter into its 14th year of Conservation Funding.  The Grant Eligible Conservation Fund has been split into two categories Part A: Conservation Support and Enhancement and Part B: Research.

A total amount of $500,000 will be available for project funding via the GECF Part A: Conservation Support and Enhancement, and a total of $350,000 will be available for project funding via the GECF Part B: Research during the 2011-2012 funding cycle. Read more about Grant Eligible Conservation Fund Part B: Research

AWA Talk: Turkey Vultures - Mother Nature's Cleanup Crew

Nov 24 2010 - 2:00am

Part of Mother Nature’s clean-up crew, turkey vultures have attracted relatively little scientific study.  In 2003 Wayne Nelson and several Alberta Fish and Wildlife Division colleagues  followed up on public reports of vultures on old buildings in eastern and northeastern Alberta and a significant study has arisen.  In 2006 Wayne retired as a wildlife biologist and, along with Rick Morse, carried the vulture project into his retirement and expanded it. Read more about AWA Talk: Turkey Vultures - Mother Nature's Cleanup Crew

Location

Alberta Wilderness Association
455 12 Street NW
Calgary , AB

AWA Tuesday Talk: The Grizzly Manifesto

Nov 10 2010 - 2:00am

Join Alberta author Jeff Gailus as he reads from The Grizzly Manifesto and discusses the role of protected areas in securing a future for North America’s grizzly bears. Follow along as he explores the world of the Great Bear from Yellowstone National Park, through Canada's Rocky Mountain National Parks, and into the Muskwa-Kechika Wilderness. Along the way, you'll learn something of the grizzly's power, the world in which it lives, and the people and politics that will decide its fate. You will no doubt be surprised at what you learn. Read more about AWA Tuesday Talk: The Grizzly Manifesto

Location

Alberta Wilderness Association
455 12 Street NW
Calgary , AB

“Potatogate” Deal is Dead: Now it is Time to Fix the Real Problem

“Potatogate”, the shady Alberta government deal to sell off 16,000 acres of public land – scarce native grassland and endangered species habitat – has finally been shelved, following an unprecedented public outcry. But while this particular piece of land has received a temporary reprieve, the system which allows for secretive backroom deals to sell off public land, and with no public input, is still very much in place. Read more about “Potatogate” Deal is Dead: Now it is Time to Fix the Real Problem

Weakened policy risks destroying thousands of hectares of Alberta wetlands

Policy ignores input of advisory group and Albertans

CALGARY, AB - After years of delays, the Alberta government has dismissed the no-net-loss recommendation of its own advisory group and is proposing a complex wetland policy that risks the permanent loss of thousands of hectares of wetlands.

Alberta Environment Minister Rob Renner confirmed the shift today to a group of stakeholders in Calgary. Read more about Weakened policy risks destroying thousands of hectares of Alberta wetlands

CPAWS Northern Alberta AGM & Celebration

Nov 3 2010 - 12:00am to 3:00am

CPAWS Northern Alberta is 42 — Come celebrate at our AGM!

Celebrate with us — Event is free and all are welcome.  Come for all or part. Read more about CPAWS Northern Alberta AGM & Celebration

Location

trathcona Branch, Edmonton Public Library
8331 104 Street
Edmonton , AB

“Potatogate” Continued: What We Have Here is a Failure to Communicate

There appears to have been a major failure to communicate within Alberta Sustainable Resource Development (AB SRD).  A new report Canadian Biodiversity: Ecosystem Status and Trends 2010 was released by the federal, provincial and territorial governments last week. Read more about “Potatogate” Continued: What We Have Here is a Failure to Communicate

Wild Lands Advocate October 2010, Vol. 18, No. 5

The latest issue of the Wildlands Advocate is now available from the Alberta Wilderness Association website.

Features

  • The Illusion of Integrity
  • What is Happening With the New Provincial Parks Legislation?
  • Do Mountain Bikes Belong in the Backcountry? Absolutely.
  • A Sordid Affair: Mountain Biking in Canada's National Parks
  • The Willmore: Stronger Management... What's So Evil About World Heritage Status?
  • Potatogate: Turning Endangered Species Habitat into Potato Chips
Read more about Wild Lands Advocate October 2010, Vol. 18, No. 5>

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