Wildlife Protection

Wild Voices Soiree 2016

Mar 12 2016 - 1:30am

From the CPAWS Southern Alberta Chapter website:

We are excited to be hosting this year's Soiree at SAIT's elegant Macdonald Hall located in Heritage Hall. Our evening not only showcases a performance by the popular band The Wardens who have two CDs to their name, it also features renowned conservationist and explorer Brian Keating as the keynote speaker. Along with a silent auction and Ken Lima-Coelho as MC, it is sure to be a great event.

  • Doors open at 5:30 pm.
  • Dinner and evening program begins at 6:30 pm.
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Location

Macdonald Hall (Heritage Hall Building) - SAIT
1301 16 Avenue NW
T2M 4W7 Calgary , AB

Wilderness, Wildlife and Human Interaction Symposium in Four Parts

Mar 5 2016 - 7:00am
  • Part 1:  Speakers
    Robert Bateman, John Donihee, Paula Fairfield, Francis First Charger, Dan Fox, Brian Horejsi, Erika Almazi-Klaus, Anna Korwin-Kowalski, Andrew Nikiforuk, Kathreen Ruckstuhl, Charlie Russell, Thomas Serfass
  • Part 2: Film Festival: Unique films from Alberta and Elsewhere
  • Part 3: Art Exhibition: Nationally and Internationally Recognized Artists
  • Part 4:  Banquet and Silent Auction: Entertainment by comedian Mike MacDonald.
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Location

Cochrane Ranchehouse
Cochrane , AB

Call for Input: Listing the Athabasca Rainbow Trout as Endangered under the Species at Risk Act

Initiative: 
Listing the Athabasca Rainbow Trout as Endangered under the Species at Risk Act
Deadline: 
9 Feb 2016

From the Species at Risk Public Registry website:

As part of the consultation process, the Government of Canada would like to hear your comments on the potential impacts of listing the Athabasca Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss), as Endangered under the Species at Risk Act (SARA).

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Christmas Bird Counts

Dec 14 2015 - 7:00am to Jan 5 2016 - 7:00am

From the Bird Studies Canada Christmas Bird Count website:

Started in 1900, the Christmas Bird Count is North America's longest-running Citizen Science project. Counts happen in over 2000 localities throughout the Western Hemisphere.

The information collected by thousands of volunteer participants forms one of the world's largest sets of wildlife survey data. The results are used daily by conservation biologists and naturalists to assess the population trends and distribution of birds.

Each Christmas Bird Count is conducted on a single day between December 14 and January 5. Counts are carried out within a 24-km diameter circle that stays the same from year to year. They are organized, usually as group efforts, at the local level, often by a birding club or naturalist organization.

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Location

various locations

Canada’s Boreal Woodland Caribou Still At Risk

CPAWS annual review finds limited progress nationally in 2015

EDMONTON – In its third annual review of government action to conserve Canada's boreal woodland caribou, the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) finds there has been spotted progress – with too few jurisdictions showing significant leadership in protecting the species that long graced our 25-cent piece.  

Under the federal Species-at-Risk Act, all provinces and territories are required to have plans in place to recover their boreal caribou populations by 2017, based on the 2012 Final Recovery Strategy for Boreal Woodland Caribou.

“In Alberta, we give credit to the government for deferring the sale of oil and gas leases in caribou habitat over the last six months, however, we are deeply concerned that the situation for boreal caribou has not improved over the last year,” says Alison Ronson, Executive Director of CPAWS Northern Alberta. Read more about Canada’s Boreal Woodland Caribou Still At Risk

Survey: Albertans want more wilderness protected

(Calgary, Alberta) — A first-ever survey of Albertans' outdoor activities and values toward recreation and wilderness shows that 76% of adult Albertans regularly participate in outdoor recreation, 86% of adult Albertans would prioritize non-motorized recreation in wilderness areas (vs. motorized recreation, such as ATVs, off-highway vehicles, dirt bikes and motorboats) and88% of Albertans want government to set aside more wilderness where human activity is minimal. Read more about Survey: Albertans want more wilderness protected

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