Too much backcountry access causes deaths of Alberta grizzly bears, says group A conservation group says 15 Alberta grizzly bears died last year, mostly due to contact with humans. The Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) said there have been a total of 195 grizzly bears killed in the last decade, which is almost 28 per cent of […]
Calgary Zoo says birth was important because it showed breeding program worked The Calgary Zoo announced Wednesday a recently born snow leopard cub has died. A statement on the Calgary Zoo’s Facebook page said the cub was born over the weekend, but did not survive because it wasn’t able to nurse. The Calgary Zoo says […]
Corpse Flower will bloom in Edmonton conservatory in the next few weeks The “corpse flower,” a giant flower that sends out the overpowering odor of rotting meat, is preparing to bloom in Edmonton. Staff at the Muttart Conservatory predict the “corpse flower” will open in two to three weeks. “When she blooms, it will be spectacular,” says […]
Celebrate the return of trumpeter swans during the Swan Festival Celebrate the return of rare trumpeter swans to their nesting lakes in Peace Country on April 21 during the 15th annual Swan Festival. Alberta Parks will be launching guided bus tours to Peace Country on April 21 to welcome the arrival of the swans at […]
Calgary Zoo captive breeding program receives a boost from federal government Environment Minister Peter Kent has signed a one-year funding agreement with the Calgary Zoo for their whooping crane captive breeding program. The federal government will contribute $20,000 to the program. “Efforts to establish flocks of captive-bred whooping cranes like the program here at the […]
Twelve spotted owls left in the wild while group claims protection “success” Gwen Barlee, policy director of the Wilderness Committee, slammed the Coast Forests Products Association (CFPA) of British Columbia over its recent claim that the province has been successful in protecting endangered species such as the northern spotted owl. The comments published in the […]
Wildlife and conservation officers issued recently a reminder for Albertans to take preventative measures when visiting cougar habitat following an incident on July 31 where a six-year-old child was attacked by a cougar while walking with her family on a trail in the Barrier Lake Day Use area of Bow Valley Provincial Park.