Wildlife Protection

Event

Bats of Alberta: Sorting Fact from Fiction

Mar 27 2014 - 1:00am to 2:30am

Bats are fascinating creatures of the night and are essential components to major ecosystems around the world. This interactive Q&A presentation will focus on fun facts about bats in Alberta. Presented by Dr. Margo Pybus, Provincial Wildlife Disease Specialist, Alberta Fish and Wildlife. Read more about Bats of Alberta: Sorting Fact from Fiction

Location

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

15th Annual Run Wild for Wildlife

Apr 13 2013 - 5:00pm

Earlybird Registration Deadline March 7

From the WRSE website:

Register online through the Running Room or by downloading and completing the 2014 Run Entry and Pledge Form

The Wildlife Rehabilitation Society of Edmonton has cared for injured, orphaned or contaminated wildlife for 25 years. We also provide a life-line to the public through our Wildlife Hotline and educate thousands of people through our and Education Programs.

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Location

Hawrelak Park
Edmonton , AB
Event

Conserving Alberta’s Biodiversity in the Face of Climate Change

Feb 22 2014 - 2:00am

with Dr. Rick Schneider

Because of global warming we must re-imagine what the goal of maintaining biodiversity means and how it can be achieved in a world of constant change.  In this presentation Dr. Schneider will summarize recent climate projections for Alberta and describe how ecosystems and species are expected to respond.  He will also provide an overview of new climate-ready conservation objectives and management options for adapting to change. 

Cost: $5.00 Read more about Conserving Alberta’s Biodiversity in the Face of Climate Change

Location

Stanley A. Milner Public Library
7 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Edmonton , AB
Event

Draft South Saskatchewan Regional Plan Information Session

Jan 13 2014 - 11:30pm to Jan 14 2014 - 1:00am

From the EVDS website:

Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) and EVDS will host an information session to encourage public feedback on a plan intended to balance the environmental, economic, and cultural well-being of the province.

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Location

Professional Faculties Building, Room 2165
University of Calgary
Calgary , AB
Media Release

AWA calls on the Alberta Government to take a stronger conservation stance for the South Saskatchewan Regional Plan

With the comment period soon ending on January 15, 2014, Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) has sent official recommendations to the Alberta government in response to the Draft South Saskatchewan Regional Plan (SSRP). After extensively reviewing the draft, AWA has serious concerns with the draft and wants significant changes in the final SSRP. Although there are positive strategic directions in the draft indicating a need for a cumulative effects management approach, land use tradeoffs and sufficient headwater and biodiversity protection are largely absent. Read more about AWA calls on the Alberta Government to take a stronger conservation stance for the South Saskatchewan Regional Plan

Media Release

Emergency Order Essential First Step in Sage-grouse Recovery

Sage-grouse recovery must remain focused on getting habitat right so the birds can recover. Postponing the Emergency Order for the Protection of the Greater Sage-grouse as requested by the City of Medicine Hat and LGX Oil and Gas Inc. would delay recovery and be counterproductive. Read more about Emergency Order Essential First Step in Sage-grouse Recovery

Media Release

New Roads, Cutblocks and Wells Undermine Little Smoky Caribou Critical Habitat

Significant new disturbance within caribou ranges in west central Alberta is destroying federally protected critical habitat and undermines chances for naturally sustaining caribou populations committed to by Alberta and federal governments. Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) echoes residents’ concerns about these disturbances even as it looks for solutions within Alberta’s Little Smoky - A La Peche caribou range planning process. Read more about New Roads, Cutblocks and Wells Undermine Little Smoky Caribou Critical Habitat

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