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Logging Threatens Caribou and Other Sensitive Species in Iconic Wilderness Park, Highlights Need for Willmore Management Plan

Approved and proposed logging operations immediately outside the boundary of the Willmore Wilderness Provincial Park will place  unacceptable pressure on endangered and sensitive wildlife within the park. Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) calls on the Alberta government to halt logging in endangered west central caribou ranges and implement a long overdue comprehensive management plan for Willmore. Read more about Logging Threatens Caribou and Other Sensitive Species in Iconic Wilderness Park, Highlights Need for Willmore Management Plan

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Wild Lands Advocate December 2014, Vol. 22, No. 6

2014-12-00 Vol. 22 No. 6 Wild Lands Advocate

The latest issue of the Wildlands Advocate is now available from the Alberta Wilderness Association website.

Features

  • The Anthropocene Has Arrived
  • Shifting Ecosystems Require Shifting Priorities: Report addresses biodiversity management challenges in the face of climate change
  • Naomi Klein in Calgary
  • Climate Change: And the Surveys Say?
  • A Closer Look at Bow Basin Flood Mitigation Proposals
  • Focus: Alberta's Species-at-risk
  • Conservation Corner: When Winter Changes
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Call for Input

Public Comment Period: Recovery Strategy for the Greater Short-horned Lizard in Canada

Initiative: 
Recovery Strategy for the Greater Short-horned Lizard (Phrynosoma hernandesi) in Canada
Deadline: 
29 Dec 2014

From Environment Canada:

The Government of Canada is committed to working with interested parties to ensure that species at risk are protected. The Species at Risk Act supports this commitment by providing the public with an opportunity to comment on proposed recovery documents.

 

Environment Canada is inviting you to comment on the proposed Recovery Strategy for the Greater Short-horned Lizard (Phrynosoma hernandesi) in Canada.

 

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Event

Marda Loop Justice Film Festival

Nov 18 2014 - 7:00am to Nov 23 2014 - 7:00am

Justice Film Festival LogoThe 9th Annual Marda Loop Justice Film Festival runs November 18-23, 2014. The Festival is a 6-day documentary film celebration, held at the River Park Church Auditorium, plus Stephen Leacock Theater at Mount Royal University, the Globe Theatre, and John Dutton Theatre at the Central Library. We will screen 24 documentaries—please stay for post-film conversations.

Free Admission Read more about Marda Loop Justice Film Festival

Location

various locations Calgary , AB
Call for Input

Public Comment Period: Management Plan for the Monarch in Canada

Initiative: 
Proposed Management Plan for the Monarch (Danaus plexippus) in Canada
Deadline: 
8 Dec 2014

From Species at Risk Recovery Unit, Canadian Wildlife Service, Prairie & Northern Region:

We are writing to notify you that the proposed Management Plan for the Monarch in Canada was posted on the Species at Risk Public Registry on October 9, 2014, for a 60-day public comment period which ends on December 8, 2014.

 

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Event

CPAWS Northern Alberta Annual General Meeting

Oct 30 2014 - 12:30am

From the CPAWS NAB website:

The event will start at 6:30pm and features a presentation by Dr. Rick Schneider about climate change and biodiversity in Alberta.

 

There will be food and a cash bar, and a raffle for some great prizes.

 

Doors open at 6:30pm. See you there!

Read more about CPAWS Northern Alberta Annual General Meeting

Location

Yellowhead Brewery
10229 105 Street NW
Edmonton , AB
Event

Bird Migration Talk

Sep 23 2014 - 1:00am to 2:30am

Songbirds, waterfowl, raptors and shorebirds move through Alberta skies each spring and fall. Chuck Priestly, Wildlife Biologist, will share information about this awesome natural phenomena. Read more about Bird Migration Talk

Location

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

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