Biodiversity and Wildlife

Funding Opportunity

Community Grants

Deadline: 
31 Oct 2018

From the Alberta Ecotrust website:

We will begin accepting applications to our Grant Program for Community Grants on October 1, 2018. We highly recommend all interested parties contact our grant team before you begin the application process to ensure fit. You can reach the grants team by emailing [email protected] or by calling 1-800-465-2147. Read more about Community Grants

Event

2018 Martha Kostuch Wilderness and Wildlife Trust Fund Lecture

Nov 23 2018 - 6:00pm
2018 Martha Kostuch Annual Lecture Poster

Being responsible and realistic
A vision for Alberta East Slope Trout streams

with Dr. Michael G. Sullivan

AWA’s Wilderness and Wildlife Trust Lecture and Awards

AWA’s Annual Wilderness and Wildlife Lecture is an opportunity to present the ideas of researchers in a field related to conservation of wilderness that will inspire and challenge AWA to seek new directions and ways to increase its effectiveness. AWA is proud to present these lectures in pursuit of its mission “Defending Wild Alberta through Awareness and Action.”  Martha Kostuch was an expert in consensus-based decision making her work helped join groups that traditionally might not have worked together. She sought ways to make the system work so we could move forward. AWA has honoured her legacy and her memory by naming our annual lecture the Martha Kostuch Annual Wilderness and Wildlife Lecture. Read more about 2018 Martha Kostuch Wilderness and Wildlife Trust Fund Lecture

Location

AWA Cottage School
455 12 Street NW
Calgary , AB
Action Alert

Wild Spaces 2020

From our mountains, to boreal forests and grasslands, Alberta has an amazing number of wild spaces that we cherish and take pride in. Unfortunately, many of these areas are not protected and are at risk of being lost.

In 2010, Canada committed to conserving at least “17% of terrestrial areas and inland waters” by 2020 through networks of protected areas and other conservation measures. This is known as Aichi Target 11 under the United Nations Convention for Biological Diversity. Progress in achieving this target has been glacial: from 2010 to 2016, Canada only added 1% to its protected areas network.

Why are protected places important?
Protected places create safe havens for forests, grasslands, wetlands and oceans to recover without disruption from poorly considered industrial, agricultural and residential development.

Protected areas also provide habitat for wildlife species like grizzlies, wolves, caribou and trout.Currently, 50% of Canada’s wildlife species are in decline.

Wild Spaces 2020 is AWA’s campaign to celebrate Alberta’s amazing wild spaces and a call to protect them for future generations to enjoy. Our campaign works in partnership with other organizations to ensure that Canada is not only held to this promise, but aims to exceed it by the 2020 deadline. Read more about Wild Spaces 2020

Media Release

Plan Needed for Alberta’s Protected Areas

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The hike to Three Isle Lake. Photo: J. Skrajny
The hike to Three Isle Lake. Photo: J. Skrajny

Protecting 17 percent of Alberta’s wilderness by 2020, as part of international commitments under Aichi Target 11, is a commitment the province of Alberta made in 2010. To date, plans for how Alberta will meet the target have not been released. Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) supports the government’s commitment and believes the protection of representative landscapes throughout the province is long overdue. Read more about Plan Needed for Alberta’s Protected Areas

Event

John E. Marriott: Tall Tales | Long Lenses

Oct 10 2018 - 7:00pm

John E. Marriott, one of Canada’s premier nature photographers, shares the remarkable stories behind his critically-acclaimed new book, which showcases two decades of unforgettable images of the animals that have inspired him to become an outspoken conservation advocate.

Doors 6:30 PM | Talk 7:00 PM

Tickets: $5

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Location

AWA Cottage School
455 12 Street NW
Calgary , AB
Event

2018 Edmonton Autumn Splendour

Oct 16 2018 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Red Deer River

Join AWA at the Royal Glenora Club to celebrate Alberta’s wild spaces; featuring a presentation about AWA’s Public Lands and Wild Spaces Campaign. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, grab a drink at our cash bar, participate in our silent auction and meet with AWA Staff, new friends and old!
Tickets: $50 members/$75 non-members

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Location

Royal Glenora Club
11160 River Valley Road NW
Edmonton , AB
Media Release

More Than 21,000 Albertans Show Support for New Wildland Provincial Park

EDMONTON – To date, 21,781 letters and petition signatures have been delivered to the office of the Honourable Shannon Phillips, Alberta’s Minister of Environment and Parks, asking her to designate the Bighorn Backcountry as a Wildland Provincial Park.

The messages of support have been collected by Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative (Y2Y) and Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) Northern Alberta through the Love Your Headwaters Campaign, ongoing since early 2017. Read more about More Than 21,000 Albertans Show Support for New Wildland Provincial Park

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