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Save Alberta's Grizzlies!

Action Grizzly Bear is a campaign initiated by local and international conservation voices focused on advocating the recovery of Alberta’s grizzly bear. It is a grassroots campaign designed to network people concerned about the imperiled grizzly and mobilizes them with the knowledge and tools to take action. At such a critical time for grizzly bears, taking action to recover it will be up to the public. Let the government know we want to continue to call Alberta “grizzly country” and that we want future generations to be able to do the same. With your help, Action Grizzly Bear is calling on the Alberta Government to commit to recovery and immediately implement the five fundamentals known as the B.E.A.R.S Essentials for Recovery.

     

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Postcard Campaign Launched

Action Grizzly Bear has teamed up with several other conservation organizations to develop a postcard that allows the sender to indicate their support for government action on the B.E.A.R.S. Essentials for Recovery. The card can then be mailed to Alberta Premier, Ed Stelmach.

Action Grizzly Bear is looking for volunteers to help distribute the cards to friends, family, neighbours or anyone else who would like to register their support for recovery. This is a great and easy way to help speak up for the B.E.A.R.S. in Alberta!

If you would like to help, please email your mailing address and how many cards you would like to carlm@sierraclub.ca . Thanks!

Happy New Year – Welcome to the International Year of Biodiversity!

The United Nations has declared 2010 as the International Year of Biodiversity. According to the U.N. the year provides an opportunity to raise awareness about the importance of biodiversity for life on Earth, reflect on what has been done to safeguard it, and focus on the urgency of action. Both Canada and Alberta are in a great position to use this opportunity to demonstrate to the world its leadership potential in preserving species at risk, including the grizzly bear. 

This means in the coming months it will be more important than ever that we continue to speak up for B.E.A.R.S. in Alberta! All the great effort of Action Grizzly Bear members over the last year has set the stage to generate meaningful government action on grizzly bear recovery in 2010. Let’s make it happen! Thanks you so much for your involvement during 2009 and your continued support into the New Year!

 

Action Grizzly Bear Appears in Front of Legislative Committee

On Monday, Nov 2nd Action Grizzly Bear appeared before the Standing Committee on Resources and Environment. This government committee is composed of Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) from all parties and is tasked with hearing from the public on issues related to their mandate, which includes Sustainable Resource Development (SRD) – the ministry responsible for grizzly bear recovery.   Dr. Steve Herrero, Professor of Environmental Science at the University of Calgary and world renowned expert in grizzly bear ecology, also appeared as an independent biologist to present the committee members with a background of the science regarding Alberta’s grizzly bears.  

Grizzly bears need habitat

If 10 oil technicians stomped around a confined bush area in the heart of Alberta’s grizzly bear country, and each spotted a bear, does that mean there are 10 grizzlies in that neck of the woods?

After a long-awaited, intensive five-year study of this magnificent carnivore, chances are that in the above scenario, the technicians all saw the same bear — given the vast, undisturbed habitat required to sustain a single grizzly. Unsophisticated tallies such as these were once used to help determine the grizzly population.

But this recent landmark study, the most comprehensive ever, is undisputed. It has pegged Alberta’s grizzly population outside the national parks — an area of provincial lands stretching from Grand Prairie to the Montana border — at only 581.... Read more »

            

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