Wilderness and Species Conservation
This is a beautiful area made up of wetlands and forests and is home to many threatened and endangered species including the Blanding's Turtle. These turtles can take up to 25 years to reach maturity and even a 2-3% increase in their mortality can have a profound impact on their future survival.
By building this road we are losing a unique ecological area in the Ottawa region.
The $47.7 million that this road is expected to cost can be spent in so many better ways and doesn't need to be used to destroy critical habitat.
It is not too late to make the right decision and stop the building of this road. All that is needed is leadership.
The proposed Terry Fox Dr. extension will destroy critical habitat for a number of species including the threatened Blanding's Turtles as well as further fragment a unique ecological area to the Ottawa region.
When: Wednesday, Mar. 24th, 7:30 pm
Where: Beaverbrook Community Centre (west end of the Calian Mall, entrance off Beaverbrook Road, just west of Teron Road).
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 »
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."
Check out this video link from Question Period. Sustainable Resource Development Minister Mel Knight repeatedly avoids giving simple answers to simple questions about listing the Alberta's grizzly bear as Threatened.
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