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Southwest Alberta groups release new recommendations for sustainable forest management

Today sees the release of a new report, Sustainable Forests, Sustainable Communities: The Future of Alberta’s Southwestern Forests. Citizens and associations from communities throughout southwestern Alberta have joined together to document serious concerns with current industrial-scale logging practices, and present an alternative vision for the management of Alberta's southwestern forests. Read more about Southwest Alberta groups release new recommendations for sustainable forest management

Event

"Empire of the Beetle" with Andrew Nikiforuk

Nov 3 2011 - 1:30am

AWA is pleased to sponsor, in conjunction with the Micah Centre at King’s University College in Edmonton, an evening with acclaimed Alberta author Andrew Nikiforuk. Andrew will be hosting a reading from his newest book, Empire of the Beetle: How Human Folly and a Tiny Bug are Killing North America’s Great Forests.

Admission is free – all members of the public are welcome to join us for this special event.

Doors open at 7:00 p.m.

For more information: 1-866-313-0713 Read more about "Empire of the Beetle" with Andrew Nikiforuk

Location

The King's University College Atrium
9125 50 Street NW
Edmonton , AB
Media Release

Federal Government Writes Off Alberta Caribou

War on Wolves Goes National

A long overdue federal woodland caribou recovery strategy released today allows ongoing habitat loss at the hands of Alberta’s energy and forestry industries. For the weakest herds in Alberta and across Canada, it leaves the only key management tool as the killing of thousands of wolves. Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) finds this approach unacceptable within Species at Risk Act obligations, and calls for habitat protection and restoration for herds throughout their current distribution. Read more about Federal Government Writes Off Alberta Caribou

Event

CPAWS Capture the Wild Photography Contest

Oct 24 2011 - 5:59am

CPAWS Southern Alberta has launched our annual Capture the Wild Photography Contest with this year’s theme “The International Year of Forests.” This photography contest is designed to raise awareness and funds in support of CPAWS and Alberta’s wilderness conservation. CPAWS invites photographers of all ages to capture the beauty of Canada’s wild spaces.


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Alberta Caribou Protection Lost in Secret Forestry Deal

With a long overdue federal recovery strategy for Alberta’s critically threatened woodland caribou anticipated to be only weeks away, the Government of Alberta has quietly signed a new 20 year Forest Management Agreement (FMA) with Alberta-Pacific Forest Industries (Al-Pac) that closes the door on protecting caribou habitat in northeastern Alberta. The agreement seems to ignore the protection scientists say is critical for woodland caribou and other wildlife affected by forestry and oil sands industries in the FMA’s 58,000 km2 swath of north central and northeastern Alberta. Read more about Alberta Caribou Protection Lost in Secret Forestry Deal

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Grizzly Bear Deaths Too High in the Castle Region

Rally Planned to Protest Logging

New Alberta Government data obtained by conservationists show that Grizzly Bears in Alberta’s Castle region are dying at an unsustainable rate. In 2010, 5 grizzly bears out of a population of 51 died in the Castle region and one was trapped and relocated out of it. These six bears represent 11.8 percent of the population lost to the region in a single year. This is added to the 5 bears were lost to the population (four killed and one relocated) in 2009. Read more about Grizzly Bear Deaths Too High in the Castle Region

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International pressure mounting to protect Alberta’s Castle wilderness

Clearcut logging threatens Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park

CALGARY — The international conservation community warns that Alberta’s population of grizzly bears is in increasingly dire straits in the Castle wilderness just north of the Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. As a result, clear-cut logging slated for the Castle this summer is receiving international scrutiny. Read more about International pressure mounting to protect Alberta’s Castle wilderness

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