Biodiversity and Wildlife

Call for Input

Public Comment Period: Proposed Recovery Strategy for the Dusky Dune Moth in Canada

Initiative: 
Proposed Recovery Strategy for the Dusky Dune Moth in Canada
Deadline: 
22 Mar 2015

From Canadian Wildlife Service, Prairie & Northern Region, Environment Canada:

We are looking for your help in recovery planning for the Dusky Dune Moth (Copablepharon longipenne), a medium-sized moth listed as Endangered under the federalSpecies at Risk Act.  Please see the enclosed Summary of the Proposed Recovery Strategy to learn more about this species.

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Media Release

Alberta Peace River Dam Project Cancelled By TransAlta

On January 16, TransAlta Corporation withdrew its application to the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) for a 9 year extension of the approved construction date of its Dunvegan Hydroelectric Project, citing substantial information requests from stakeholders, a potentially long and costly hearing process, and unfavourable project economics. Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) welcomes the withdrawal of the 100 MW hydro power project as positive news for local residents and the Peace’s aquatic and river valley ecosystem. Read more about Alberta Peace River Dam Project Cancelled By TransAlta

Event

Better Environmental Management Through Monitoring 2015

Feb 17 2015 - 3:00pm to 9:00pm

You’re invited to the Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute’s (ABMI) 2nd annual Speakers' Series “Better Environmental Management Through Monitoring 2015”!

Join the ABMI and emcee Brian Keating (host of Going Wild!) for an engaging series of presentations and discussion at the Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Sciences lecture theatre at the University of Alberta. Read more about Better Environmental Management Through Monitoring 2015

Location

Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Sciences Lecture Theatre 1-430
11455 Saskatchewan Drive (University of Alberta)
Edmonton , AB
Event

AWA Edmonton Munch & Mingle

Jan 31 2015 - 2:00am to 4:00am

An informal evening to get together with old friends and meet new ones, a chance to find out what AWA is busy working on, and what’s ahead in the coming year. Board members and staff will provide a short update on our programs and initiatives.

Tickets: FREE (Please RSVP to 1-866-313-0713 or register online to let us know you are coming) Read more about AWA Edmonton Munch & Mingle

Location

Wild Earth Cafe
14238 85 Avenue NW
Edmonton , AB
Event

AWA Edmonton Talk: Namibia – Wilderness Between Two Deserts

Jan 23 2015 - 2:00am

Wilderness Around the World Speaker Series Presents…

NAMIBIA: Wilderness Between Two Deserts
by Lu Carbyn

Namibia, about a third larger in size than Alberta, is sparsely populated with people. It’s natural history, scenery, unique fauna and flora is unparalleled anywhere else in the world. Lu Carbyn was born there and will take you on a safari tour that will show you the many dimensions of a fascinating world. Read more about AWA Edmonton Talk: Namibia – Wilderness Between Two Deserts

Location

Jackson Power & Electric Ltd.
9744 60 Avenue NW
Edmonton , AB
Event

Oil Sands Monitoring Symposium

Feb 24 2015 - 7:00am to Feb 25 2015 - 7:00am

The Oil Sands Monitoring Symposium will be held on February 24-25, 2015 at the Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton, Alberta.

This two-day event will feature technical presentations on monitoring activities and results collected during the three year Joint Canada/Alberta Implementation Plan for Oil Sands Monitoring (JOSM). Scientists will present findings related to: air, water, biodiversity and wildlife health, monitoring standards and protocols, and innovative monitoring tools and techniques.

The symposium is designed for individuals interested in the scientific basis of oil sands monitoring including: environmental consultants; researchers from academic institutions, non-profit organizations, industry and government agencies; First Nations and Metis organizations; as well, students, instructors and others in the academic community and any group interested in oil sands monitoring results are encouraged to attend. 

There is no cost to attend this event; however, participants must register in advance. Read more about Oil Sands Monitoring Symposium

Location

Shaw Conference Centre
9797 Jasper Avenue NW
Edmonton , AB
Call for Input

Feedback on Alberta’s Biodiversity Policy Draft

Initiative: 
Alberta's Biodiversity Policy Draft
Deadline: 
26 Jan 2015

Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development (ESRD) works with all Albertans to ensure the sustainability of our air, land, water, and biodiversity. Overarching provincial strategies exist for the management of air, land and water such as the Clean Air Strategy, the Land-use Framework, and Water for Life respectively, but there has not been an overarching policy specifically for biodiversity. Read more about Feedback on Alberta’s Biodiversity Policy Draft

Media Release

Alberta’s Caribou under Growing Threat: CPAWS’ Annual Caribou Report

EDMONTON — In its second annual review of governments' efforts to conserve Canada's boreal caribou, CPAWS (the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society) finds that threats from industrial development to boreal woodland caribou have continued to increase while conservation and restoration efforts have shown little progress across the country. Read more about Alberta’s Caribou under Growing Threat: CPAWS’ Annual Caribou Report

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