Wilderness & Parks

Media Release

Canada’s failure to protect Wood Buffalo National Park to be raised at UNESCO meeting

As UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee convenes this week for its annual meeting in Manama, Bahrain, Indigenous and environmental groups are calling on Canada to do more to protect its largest park, Wood Buffalo National Park.

Members of Mikisew Cree First Nation are in Bahrain to present to World Heritage Committee members. They will urge Canada to implement all seventeen of the Committee’s recommendations to ensure protection of Wood Buffalo National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Read more about Canada’s failure to protect Wood Buffalo National Park to be raised at UNESCO meeting

Action Alert

Pledge your support for the Bighorn Wildland Park

The Bighorn Backcountry needs you right now!

Albertans live in one of the most beautiful places on Earth and we love to get out there to enjoy it. That’s worth protecting. Take a minute to help protect the nature you love before we miss our chance! Read more about Pledge your support for the Bighorn Wildland Park

Media Release

Canada still failing Wood Buffalo National Park a year after UN report

FORT MCMURRAY, ALTA. — On the anniversary of Environment Minister Catherine McKenna characterizing an international report that concluded governments have failed to protect Wood Buffalo National Park as a “call to action”, a coalition of Indigenous and environmental groups is still waiting for that action. Read more about Canada still failing Wood Buffalo National Park a year after UN report

Media Release

Bighorn Regional Advisory Committee advice out of step with most Albertans

On Wednesday the province of Alberta released advice from the Regional Advisory Council (RAC) for the North Saskatchewan Regional Land Use Plan, including an area known as the Bighorn Backcountry.

“This is advice given to a previous government and does not reflect the outlook of most Albertans about the importance of parks, wildlife and water,” says Stephen Legault, program director at Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative. Read more about Bighorn Regional Advisory Committee advice out of step with most Albertans

Event

Climb for Wilderness

Apr 22 2017 - 2:30pm to 6:00pm

The Climb for Wilderness is a signature event. For the past 25 years, it has been held annually at the Calgary Tower – in 2017, it will be held at the iconic Bow Building! Our goal is to increase public awareness of wilderness, wildlife and wild water in Alberta. The Climb for Wilderness provides learning opportunities and the challenges to climb all 1188 stairs and raise funds for Alberta Wilderness Association. The event is known as the best Earth Day event in western Canada and attracts more than 1000 individual participants and 150 volunteers annually. Read more about Climb for Wilderness

Location

The Bow Skyscraper
510 Centre Street SW
Calgary , AB
Media Release

Protected Areas over Paddocks for Alberta’s Endangered Caribou

On December 17, the Alberta government issued a request to build a fenced compound in the west central Little Smoky woodland caribou range, for captive female caribou to have calves. These calves will be released as yearlings into habitat that is becoming even more degraded by new energy-related disturbances and by logging. Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) believes that the Alberta government must act swiftly on its promises to apply strict operating limits on new surface disturbance in caribou ranges, and to establish extensive northwest Alberta protected areas, instead of relying on artificial predator controls. Read more about Protected Areas over Paddocks for Alberta’s Endangered Caribou

Event

AWA Calgary Talk: Public Lands – Enforcing the Law

Nov 30 2016 - 2:00am

AWA Speaker Series
with Wayne Howse

Corporal Howse will recount years of experience throughout Alberta and the Yukon Territories enforcing public lands law. He has seen a wide range of  lawless behaviour which poses threats both to public safety and the environment. An excellent opportunity to learn about major challenges and opportunities to protect our public lands for future generations. Read more about AWA Calgary Talk: Public Lands – Enforcing the Law

Location

AWA Cottage School
455 12 Street NW
Calgary , AB
Event

Call of the Wild: Sharing Nature through Photography and Adventure

Nov 25 2016 - 2:00am

From the CPAWS Northern Alberta website:

Join CPAWS Northern Alberta for an evening of storytelling and adventure with photographer and explorer Dax Justin! Dax will present on the amazing adventures he has had, and how photography and social media have connected him with nature. This is your chance to buy some of his amazing prints! And, there will be a silent auction in support of CPAWS Northern Alberta! Read more about Call of the Wild: Sharing Nature through Photography and Adventure

Location

Yellowhead Brewery
10229 105 Street NW
Edmonton , AB

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