Nature & Wildlife Conservation

A Healing Walk past toxic tailings ponds north of Fort McMurray

A Healing Walk past toxic tailings ponds north of Fort McMurray

This is not a protest, but a way to help heal what has been destroyed and to give each other the spiritual strength to carry on.

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Alberta woodland caribou battle goes to Federal Court

Alberta woodland caribou battle goes to Federal Court

Environmental groups recently went to Federal Court to fight for immediate protection of caribou habitat facing unchecked oil-sands development in northeastern Alberta.

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Antelope-friendly Fences – June 25

Antelope-friendly Fences – June 25

Keen on completing necessary conservation work? On Saturday, June 25th at 9:00am join us in the Pakowki Lake Natural Area near Medicine Hat to remove the first wire on fences surrounding a Nature Conservancy of Canada properity to help pronghorn antelope roam freely accross the landscape!

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Unprecedented global protests challenge Canada’s oilsands

Unprecedented global protests challenge Canada’s oilsands

More than 50 protests in over 20 countries this weekend will dramatically escalate the growing controversy about the global and local impacts of Canadian tar sands on community health, Canada’s Boreal forest, and the global climate.

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Alberta groups support Dene Suline in their battle for traditional territory

Alberta groups support Dene Suline in their battle for traditional territory

Greenpeace and Sierra Club Prairie have offered their support to the Dene Suline who have erected a Peace Camp just north of Cold Lake, Alberta.

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Alberta native species in its habitat – 2011 Mural competition

Students from AE Cross painting a mural as part of the 9th annual Alberta Wilderness Association mural competition at the Calgary Tower. The theme for the competition was “Alberta native species in its habitat.”

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Get Engaged with Your Parks – A Stimulating Evening with Park Experts

Wednesday, March 9th 2011 – The Southern Alberta chapter of the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS SAB) would like to invite you to an exciting evening in Calgary with park experts as we discuss and celebrate the CPAWS SAB chapter’s video, “Parks and Protected Areas: A Simple Solution to our Complex Problems.”

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New study details annual bird mortality in tar sands tailings ponds

New study details annual bird mortality in tar sands tailings ponds

Edmonton – A study in a peer-reviewed journal, The Wilson Journal of Ornithology, to be published in early September shows annual bird mortality in the bitumen tailings ponds of northeastern Alberta – an internationally significant migratory bird corridor – greatly exceeds industry estimates.

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Alberta Grizzly Bears in Trouble

Alberta Grizzly Bears in Trouble

Newly released information confirms that Alberta’s grizzly bear populations are below numbers considered to be sustainable by international standards. The Alberta provincial government announced the long-awaited Grizzly Bear DNA Population Estimate Report for an area north of Highway 16 is complete. Combined with previous research, the government reports the population estimate of the all the […]

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Alberta opens door to first new protected wilderness in a decade – CPAWS

Alberta opens door to first new protected wilderness in a decade – CPAWS

Edmonton (CPAWS Northern Alberta) -   For the first time in 10 years, the Alberta government is giving the green light to creating new protected wilderness areas in the province — a move being welcomed by the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS). The region that will be affected is the Athabasca heartland, where oils sands […]

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