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.
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.
Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) and EVDS will host an information session to encourage public feedback on a plan intended to balance the environmental, economic, and cultural well-being of the province.
With the comment period soon ending on January 15, 2014, Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) has sent official recommendations to the Alberta government in response to the Draft South Saskatchewan Regional Plan (SSRP). After extensively reviewing the draft, AWA has serious concerns with the draft and wants significant changes in the final SSRP. Although there are positive strategic directions in the draft indicating a need for a cumulative effects management approach, land use tradeoffs and sufficient headwater and biodiversity protection are largely absent. Read more »
Sage-grouse recovery must remain focused on getting habitat right so the birds can recover. Postponing the Emergency Order for the Protection of the Greater Sage-grouse as requested by the City of Medicine Hat and LGX Oil and Gas Inc. would delay recovery and be counterproductive. Read more »
Significant new disturbance within caribou ranges in west central Alberta is destroying federally protected critical habitat and undermines chances for naturally sustaining caribou populations committed to by Alberta and federal governments. Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) echoes residents’ concerns about these disturbances even as it looks for solutions within Alberta’s Little Smoky - A La Peche caribou range planning process. Read more »
The Alberta Wilderness Association is calling on the public to tell Parks Canada to reject a proposed resort lodge on Maligne Lake in Jasper National Park. From the AWA website:
As regular readers of the Wild Lands Advocate will be aware, Maligne Tours Ltd. has submitted a “Conceptual Proposal” to Parks Canada that includes the construction of a 66-room resort lodge on the shores of Maligne Lake in Jasper National Park. This despite the fact that the proposed site is in the middle of habitat for the threatened woodland caribou, and even though the Management Plan for the park directs against allowing overnight accommodation in this part of the park. The period for public comment on this proposal runs through December 15: AWA believes we all need to let Parks Canada know that this project does not belong in the Maligne Valley, and that we are requesting that they reject the proposal.
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