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Conservation groups file legal challenge over Jasper National Park development proposal

28 Aug 2014

CALGARY — Parks Canada’s approval of a controversial concept proposal to build overnight commercial accommodations at Maligne Lake in Jasper National Park must be struck down because it violates the park’s management plan, conservation groups said today. Read more »

Posted August 28, 2014 by AEN

Job Opportunity: Conservation Programs Specialist – Land Negotiator, Ducks Unlimited Canada

Position: 
Land Negotiator (Conservation Programs Specialist)
Application Deadline: 
19 Sep 2014 (All day)
Location: 
Camrose

Ducks Unlimited Canada, the leader in wetland conservation, is looking for a confident, energetic and dedicated professional to join our team. As a member of the Alberta Conservation Team, you will be responsible for the planning, development, delivery and negotiation of waterfowl habitat programs in Central Alberta.

Posted August 26, 2014 by AEN

Job Opportunity: Communications Manager, Y2Y

Position: 
Communications Manager
Application Deadline: 
29 Aug 2014 (All day)
Location: 
Canmore

From the Y2Y website:

Position Overview

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Posted August 21, 2014 by AEN

Protect our Endangered Mountain Caribou Herds

From the CPAWS webite:

Between May 1 and the end of June, the Alberta government plans to auction off 1,700 hectares of land north of Grande Cache to energy development,  impacting the ranges of two endangered caribou herds, the Narraway and Redrock-Prairie Creek mountain caribou. On May 28th, 800 of those hectares will be up for auction. 

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Posted May 22, 2014 by AEN

Climb and Run for Wilderness

Apr 26 2014 (All day)

On April 26 bring the whole family to join the Alberta Wilderness Association at the Climb and Run for Wilderness. Participants have the chance to climb the 802 stairs of the Calgary Tower, see the murals of the “tallest gallery in the west” and raise money to protect Wild Alberta. Each year almost 2,000 people, from babies in backpacks to 94 years old take part and support Alberta’s wilderness legacy and the conservation and education work that goes into protecting it. Read more »

Location

Calgary Tower
Calgary, AB

Posted April 3, 2014 by AEN

Endangered Regulatory Bodies: Exploring Species, Professionals and Regulations in 2014 and Beyond

Apr 8 2014 (All day) - Apr 9 2014 (All day)

2014 APSB Conference

Recent changes in federal and provincial legislation have led to new assessment requirements and additional areas and species which require protection, along with corresponding uncertainties for biologists, government agencies and industry in Alberta. The conference will describe recent challenges and new approaches to dealing with and managing changes in regulatory acts. Read more »

Location

Delta Edmonton South
4404 Gateway Blvd NW
Edmonton, AB

Posted March 12, 2014 by AEN

Bats of Alberta: Sorting Fact from Fiction

Mar 26 2014 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Bats are fascinating creatures of the night and are essential components to major ecosystems around the world. This interactive Q&A presentation will focus on fun facts about bats in Alberta. Presented by Dr. Margo Pybus, Provincial Wildlife Disease Specialist, Alberta Fish and Wildlife. Read more »

Location

Strathcona County Library, Rooms 3-4
401 Festival Lane
Sherwood Park, AB T8A 5P7

Posted March 12, 2014 by AEN

15th Annual Run Wild for Wildlife

Apr 13 2013 - 11:00am

Earlybird Registration Deadline March 7

From the WRSE website:

Register online through the Running Room or by downloading and completing the 2014 Run Entry and Pledge Form

The Wildlife Rehabilitation Society of Edmonton has cared for injured, orphaned or contaminated wildlife for 25 years. We also provide a life-line to the public through our Wildlife Hotline and educate thousands of people through our and Education Programs.

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Location

Edmonton, AB

Posted February 27, 2014 by AEN

The Loss of Biodiversity and Why it Matters to Us?

Mar 4 2014 - 7:00pm

The Loss of Biodiversity Posterwith Gus Yaki

The ever increasing number of species that are rapidly declining should be a wake-up call that all in not well with this world. Coal miners used to take canaries into the mine with them.

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Location

Hillhurst Room
455 12 Street NW
Calgary, AB

Posted January 13, 2014 by AEN

Conserving Alberta’s Biodiversity in the Face of Climate Change

Feb 21 2014 - 7:00pm

with Dr. Rick Schneider

Because of global warming we must re-imagine what the goal of maintaining biodiversity means and how it can be achieved in a world of constant change.  In this presentation Dr. Schneider will summarize recent climate projections for Alberta and describe how ecosystems and species are expected to respond.  He will also provide an overview of new climate-ready conservation objectives and management options for adapting to change. 

Cost: $5.00

Location

Stanley A. Milner Public Library
7 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Edmonton, AB

Posted January 13, 2014 by AEN

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