Caribou - Endangered
Legislation that the Sierra Club and Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society called "the worst conservation legislation to come forward anywhere in Canada in a decade" is headed back to the Alberta legislature this spring.
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Going, going, gone? Beset by predation and shrinking habitat, the future of the woodland caribou in the Rockies looks grim
In the summer of 2008, a photographer spotted a white female wolf that had been trailing a pack in the Sunwapta region south of the Jasper townsite.
Given the distance that this wolf was keeping between herself and the other animals, it was apparent she had not yet been accepted.
That all changed some time later when one male, which had been previously captured and radio-collared, began venturing off on his own. The female joined him. Together, with another wolf, the trio formed what eventually came to be known as the Cavell Pack.
As part of a broader effort to find out where these and other wolves were going in Jasper National Park and what they were preying on, Parks Canada had several more animals in the park collared. By chance, the white wolf was one of them.... Read more »
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A provincial decision to scrap a proposed no-net-loss wetlands policy, designed by a multi-stakeholder group, is being met with frustration by environmental and conservation groups.
The Alberta Water Council, a 25-member group of industry, environmental and provincial government members, proposed that destroyed wetlands be replaced on a one-to-one ratio or higher.
Two of AWC’s members — groups representing oil, gas and mining industries — opposed that ratio, arguing it was cost-prohibitive. The province sided with those two groups, favouring replacing wetlands based on their value.
A spokesperson for Alberta Environment says the government accepted all of AWC’s recommendations except the no-net-loss policy “because it wouldn’t be practical to apply” provincewide because of “distinct geographical differences.”... Read more »