Tag: Conservation

15 Alberta grizzly bears died in 2012, says conservation group

June 4, 2013 | By | Reply More
15 Alberta grizzly bears died in 2012, says conservation group

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 […]

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Snow leopard cub dies at Calgary Zoo

May 9, 2013 | By | Reply More
Snow leopard cub dies at Calgary Zoo

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 […]

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Corpse flower that smells like rotting meat will bloom in Edmonton

April 15, 2013 | By | Reply More
Corpse flower that smells like rotting meat will bloom in Edmonton

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 […]

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Trumpeter swans return to northern Alberta

April 10, 2013 | By | Reply More
Trumpeter swans return to northern Alberta

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 […]

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Calgary Zoo working for whooping crane revival

April 9, 2013 | By | Reply More
Calgary Zoo working for whooping crane revival

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 […]

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B.C. timber industry lobby group ridiculed over spotted owl success claim

December 19, 2012 | By | Reply More
B.C. timber industry lobby group ridiculed over spotted owl success claim

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 […]

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Five Albertans honoured with Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal

December 10, 2012 | By | Reply More
Five Albertans honoured with Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal

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Caribou recovery strategy – a major step forward

October 7, 2011 | By | Reply More
Caribou recovery strategy – a major step forward

The draft recovery strategy released recently is a major step forward for the conservation of boreal caribou and has potential to benefit much of Canada’s boreal forest and the wildlife that depends on it.

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Cornered by a cougar? Fight back!

August 7, 2011 | By | Reply More
Cornered by a cougar?  Fight back!

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.

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