Biodiversity and Wildlife

2009 RCEN Annual General Assembly

Jun 12 2009 - 2:30pm to Jun 15 2009 - 1:00am

Join your colleagues in Edmonton for the 2009 RCEN Annual General Assembly!

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The Canadian Environmental Network (RCEN) would like to invite you to attend its 2009 Annual General Assembly (AGA) this June in Edmonton, Alberta. Join over one hundred environmental activists, scientists and engaged citizens from across Canada for this important annual event for grassroots environmental NGOs (ENGOs).


Location

Robbins Health Learning Centre
Grant MacEwan College
Edmonton , AB

Seminar: Ecosystem-based Conservation Planning with Herb Hammond

Apr 8 2009 - 3:00pm

Ecosystem-based Conservation Planning to maintain ecological integrity in the boreal forest

Presented by the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society and the Environmental Research & Studies Centre

Abstract

Maintaining ecological integrity requires maintaining the natural assemblages of species and ecological processes across the range of spatial and temporal scales. Natural reflects pre-industrial ecological conditions, and includes Indigenous management systems. Ecosystem-based conservation planning defines ecological limits, which are a practical application of the precautionary principle. Ecological limits constitute thresholds past which perturbations from human activities are outside of the range of natural variability. Exceeding ecological limits results in fundamental change to ecosystems, not fluctuations within ecosystem composition, structure, and function as those caused by natural disturbances. Ecological limits are defined for both physical and biological parameters. Read More

Location

M-137, Biological Sciences Building
University of Alberta
Edmonton , AB

Register now: 4th National Stewardship & Conservation Conference!

Strengthening Stewardship – Investing at Every Step

Registration is now open for the 4th National Stewardshio & Conservation Conference — July 8-11, 2009 at the University of Calgary in Calgary, Alberta. Visit the website for full conference & registration details. Read More

CPAWS Calgary Chapter Meeting: Wellness and Health Benefits of Wilderness

Mar 11 2009 - 1:00am to 2:30am

Talk Description

Professor Janice Cook, Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Calgary will look at wellness and health from a multidimensional perspective, exploring the physical, emotional, spiritual, intellectual, social and environmental benefits of activity in wilderness. What is Green Exercise? How can we benefit from it? You may have heard of Active Living? How about Active Living Outdoors?

Free parking passes available Read More

Location

Calgary Area Outdoor Council
1111 Memorial Drive NW
Calgary , AB

Funding Opportunity: Grant Eligible Conservation Fund, ACA

Deadline: 
30 Jan 2009

The Alberta Conservation Association is proud to enter into its 12th year of Conservation Funding. Up to $1 Million will be available for project funding via the Grant Eligible Conservation Fund during the 2009-2010 funding cycle. Deadline: Friday, January 30th, 2009 at 4:30pm MDT. Read More

10th Annual 'Capture the Wild' Photography Contest Deadline

Dec 30 2008 - 12:00am

Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society - Calgary/Banff Chapter

CPAWS would like to invite all photographers to check out our 10th Annual Capture the Wild Photography Contest.

Be creative, find inspirations in wilderness and enjoy “capturing” the great outdoors! We look forward to seeing your photos! Read More

Boom for Whom? Panel with Barlow, Schindler & Nikiforuk

Nov 1 2008 - 2:00am

Council of Canadians

Free Public Panel with

Maude Barlow, Dr. David Schindler & Andrew Nikiforik

Come out on Hallow’s eve for some haunting insight into the state of Canada’s natural resources.

For more info contact [email protected] Read More

Location

Crowne Plaza Chateau Lacombe
10111 Bellamy Hill
Edmonton , AB

EnCana’s Ninth Appearance in Court on Wildlife Act Charges

Southern Alberta Group for the EnvironmentFederation of Alberta NaturalistsAlberta Wilderness AssociationNature CanadaGrasslands Naturalists

Calgary (September 18, 2008) – With the hearing into EnCana’s application to drill 1,275 wells in the Suffield National Wildlife Area less than three weeks away, another related scenario continues to unfold. On September 18, EnCana appears in Medicine Hat Court for the ninth time on charges related to installing a section of pipeline in the National Wildlife Area without a permit. EnCana has pled not guilty, and during the September 18 appearance, a trial date is to be set. Read More

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