For the second time in a row, Alberta’s Endangered Species Conservation Committee, a multi-stakeholder committee representing government, First Nations, industry, forestry, academia, ranchers, hunters and conservationists, has recommended that Alberta’s Grizzly Bear be listed as a Threatened species under the Wildlife Act.
It is now up to Sustainable Resource Development Minister Mel Knight to decide if the grizzly bear will be given the legal protection it needs. ... Read more »
It’s a big musical night on Thursday…For those who are feeling nostalgic, there’s Thrush Hermit. For those that are in a party mood, head on over to the Black Sheep Inn to check out Glenn Nuotio, The Pelts and Brasstronaut. I got to chat with the boys from The Pelts about Promdemonium, the folks they’ll be sharing the stage with in Wakefield and playing for a cause.
Apt613: So there will be good music, fun dancing - what else can convince the folks to make it to Wakefield? I hear rumours that Sierra Club is involved somehow…... Read more »
EDMONTON — Alberta's Endangered Species Conservation Committee has
recommended for the second time in eight years that grizzly bears be
listed as a threatened species, but even that designation -- if
accepted by the Alberta government -- might not stop them from being
hunted, says University of Alberta biologist Mark Boyce.
But the Sierra Club's Carl Morrison says Albertans want action now.
"I think Albertans have been really clear that they want the government to act on recovery and I don't think there is need to delay acting on this recommendation any longer," he said. "It's been eight years. Albertans and grizzly bears can't afford any more delays."