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Canadians Willing To Make Sacrifices to Recover Caribou in our National Parks: New Parks Canada Report

Canadians support renewed efforts to recover Threatened caribou in our Mountain National Parks – and we are willing to make sacrifices to allow that recovery to take place. This is one of the significant findings from a newly released Parks Canada report, Conservation Strategy for Southern Mountain Caribou: What we Heard.

In November 2011, a draft Conservation Strategy was released, and the Canadian public were asked to provide comments. Around 150 individuals and organizations obliged, and their responses are summarized in the new What We Heard document. Read more about Canadians Willing To Make Sacrifices to Recover Caribou in our National Parks: New Parks Canada Report

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Canada's Declining Bird Populations Warrant Urgent Conservation Action

Almost half of all (44%) of all bird species found in Canada have experienced population declines since 1970 according to a recently released report on the state of Canada’s birds. Of particular concern, populations of grasslands birds have declined by 45% on average since 1970. Read more about Canada's Declining Bird Populations Warrant Urgent Conservation Action

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Endangered Sage-grouse Hang on by a Thread in Alberta, Huge Declines in Saskatchewan

Every spring anxious eyes turn towards the sage-grouse mating grounds (known as “leks”) of southern Alberta to see whether or not Canada’s sage-grouse made it through the winter. This year’s spring population counts observed only 13 males at Alberta leks, showing no improvement since last year. In Saskatchewan, the only other Canadian province in which sage-grouse persist, huge population declines were observed. Only 18 males were counted at Saskatchewan leks, a dramatic decrease from the 42 males last recorded. Read more about Endangered Sage-grouse Hang on by a Thread in Alberta, Huge Declines in Saskatchewan

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Sage-Grouse Reintroduction: More Habitat Protection Needed

Reports in yesterday’s news media reveal details on a program to import sage-grouse from Montana to Alberta. While this reintroduction shows overdue recognition by the Alberta government of the dire situation of one of Canada’s most endangered species, and is likely necessary, Alberta Wilderness Association is concerned. Alberta Sustainable Resource Development’s Fish and Wildlife branch still have not fixed the underlying problem of habitat degradation and lack of protection for all the critical habitat that these endangered birds require.

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Event

AWA Talk — Tracking the Golden Eagle

May 2 2012 - 1:00am

 

With Peter Sherrington 

This spring will mark 20 years of golden eagle migration monitoring. Peter will give a fascinating talk about the trends and patterns that have emerged over that time. He will also give an update on some recent DNA work that has been done on golden eagles: how closely related are the eagles that migrate up and down the Rocky Mountains every year to the resident birds that stay put all year round? Read more about AWA Talk — Tracking the Golden Eagle

Location

Alberta Wilderness Association
455 12 Street NW
Calgary , AB
Event

Film Screening & Talk: Staying Safe in Bear Country

Apr 1 2012 - 1:00am

presents a special Film Screening: 

Staying Safe in Bear Country

With a guest appearance from Stephen Herrero 

As the summer hiking season approaches, and bears start to emerge from hibernation, how much do you know about staying safe during your recreational activities?  Read more about Film Screening & Talk: Staying Safe in Bear Country

Location

Alberta Wilderness Association
455 12 Street NW
Calgary , AB

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