Biodiversity and Wildlife

UNESCO World Heritage Committee decision on Wood Buffalo National Park is a warning to Canada

Indigenous and environmental groups fear for the future of Wood Buffalo National Park as the UNESCO World Heritage Committee echoes warnings of unresolved threats

On July 3, 2019, representatives from around the world gathered in Baku, Azerbaijan, for the 43rd World Heritage Committee meeting and discussed the fate of Wood Buffalo National Park, Canada’s largest national park. The World Heritage Committee called upon Canada to take further actions and warned that if Canada fails to address the threats facing the Park, it could be placed on the List of World Heritage Site in Danger.  Read more about UNESCO World Heritage Committee decision on Wood Buffalo National Park is a warning to Canada

Let's Talk Waterton

Initiative: 
Waterton Lakes National Park Management Plan
Deadline: 
3 Jul 2019

From the Let's Talk Mountain Parks website

Are you inspired by the beauty and history of Waterton Lakes National Park? Help shape the future of this special place.

New management plans are due in 2020 for all mountain national parks, including Waterton Lakes National Park. Read more about Let's Talk Waterton

Wild West Saloon

Sep 13 2019 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm

It's a fun-filled hootenaney with foot-stompin' music, cold ale, card games, bidding and mouth-watering food!

All proceeds help support wilderness and wildlife in Alberta.

Tickets: $50

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Location

AWA Cottage School
455 12 Street NW
Calgary , AB

Bighorn Ram Ridge Hike

Jul 20 2019 - 10:00am

Offering breathtaking views of the Foothills to the east and the Ram River Valley, Ram Ridge is a wonderful piece of wilderness within Bighorn Country. The lush meadows below the exposed ridge provide the canvas for many beautiful wildflowers, and provide habitat for Bighorn sheep, grizzly bears, elk and countless bird species such as yellow-rumped warblers and spruce grouse. The Bighorn Country is an integral part of Alberta’s wilderness, serving as a migration corridor for many wildlife species, and is critical to the headwater security for the North Saskatchewan River. Read more about Bighorn Ram Ridge Hike

Location

Ram Ridge , AB

Motorcycle Club Fined for Killing Threatened Fish

Brooks Motorcycle Club and its Vice President have been fined a total of $70,000 under the Species at Risk Act and the Fisheries Act for organizing a motocross race that crossed through North and South Racehorse Creeks several times, seriously harming and causing the death of young bull trout and threatened westslope cutthroat trout. Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) applauds the decision for defending Alberta’s imperiled native trout and upholding the intent of the Species at Risk Act, as well as recognizing the damage that motorized use can have on fish habitat. Read more about Motorcycle Club Fined for Killing Threatened Fish

Wild Child Nature Immersion Summer Registrations are Now Open

From the Sierra Club Prairie website:

We are so excited to announce that our Summer Nature Immersion programs are now open for registrations! Wild Child Nature Immersion is a free program offered to early learning centers, and kindergarten classrooms across Edmonton. Read more about Wild Child Nature Immersion Summer Registrations are Now Open

New forest certification standard promises better protection for woodland caribou

Today, the Forest Stewardship Council of Canada (FSC Canada) released a new FSC Standard that will guide Canada’s forestry sector. FSC Canada aims to incorporate sustainability into responsible forest management. Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) congratulates FSC for developing a progressive national standard that incorporates conservation measures for species at risk, including a habitat indicator for endangered woodland caribou. Read more about New forest certification standard promises better protection for woodland caribou

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