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Woodland Caribou - an art show

Tuktu Prayers, celebrating Canadian Art while Preserving Mountain Culture

In 2007 Jasper National Park will celebrate its Centennial. To honour the Park and its natural biodiversity a collection of artwork has been assembled, theme Caribou.

The Woodland Caribou herds in Jasper have declined in the last 100 years and the hope is that this traveling exhibition will not only celebrate the centenary of the Park but also educate Canadians about National Parks and the need to keep these places wild. Read more about Woodland Caribou - an art show

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Alberta's Grizzly Bear Numbers are Worse Than Ever

Groups Ask for "Endangered" Listing with Release of Latest Population Data

Startling new findings suggest that Alberta's grizzly bear population now stands at fewer than 500 bears, or half of what was previously believed. Grizzlies appear to be on the road to extinction in Alberta unless significant changes are made to how grizzly bear habitat is managed. Read more about Alberta's Grizzly Bear Numbers are Worse Than Ever

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Government Silent on Grizzly Bear Numbers: Déjà Vu for Conservationists

Alberta Wilderness AssociationDefenders of Wildlife CanadaGrizzly Bear Alliance

May 7, 2007

Conservation groups are once again calling on the government to release the results of their DNA-based grizzly bear population analysis. The latest phase of the multi-year study was completed early this spring but it has still not been released to the public. Read more about Government Silent on Grizzly Bear Numbers: Déjà Vu for Conservationists

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Alberta's War on Pine Beetles - Using a Sledgehammer to Crack a Nut

Alberta Wilderness Association

News Release: April 12, 2007

The implications of the impending outbreak of mountain pine beetle (MPB) in Alberta look to be profound, but knee-jerk attempts to deal with the problem - or to be seen to deal with the problem - will likely do more damage than the beetles themselves. Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) believes that measures to deal with the MPB outbreak must be led by the best available science. Read more about Alberta's War on Pine Beetles - Using a Sledgehammer to Crack a Nut

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Suffield Files Reveal Disturbing Story of Environmental Degradation, Non-Compliance by Energy Companies

News Release: February 28, 2007

Internal government documents regarding energy company EnCana's activities inside Canadian Forces Base Suffield, including a federally protected National Wildlife Area (NWA), reveal a disturbing story of environmental degradation and non-compliance, says a coalition of environmental groups. The groups are asking the federal government to prohibit all new industrial activities in the Suffield NWA. Read more about Suffield Files Reveal Disturbing Story of Environmental Degradation, Non-Compliance by Energy Companies

Valentine’s Day Rally for Alberta’s Woodland Caribou

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Calgary

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Suncor: Have a Heart for CaribouValentine's Day Rally3:30 pm to 5:00 pmDowntown Calgary, in front of Suncor's headofficeNorth side of 4th Ave at Sunlife Energy Plaza, 112 - 4 Ave, SWDress warm and help us encourage Suncor Energy to have a heart for the protection and recovery of Alberta's threatened woodland caribou, including the Little Smoky herd, which is at immediate risk of extinction. Sponsored by the University of Calgary EcoClub, Sierra Club of Canada, West Athabasca Bioregional Society, CPAWS-Edmonton, Canadian Youth Climate Coalition, Alberta Foothills Network and Voice for Animals Humane Society.

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