Just Days to Act
The Alberta Government is set to pass laws in a matter of days; dismantling protection of all parks, including more than 23,000 sq km critical for grizzly bear habitat and currently protected in Wilderness Areas, Wildland Parks and Ecological Reserves.
- SEND A LETTER TODAY just click under Take Action, then read, write & click to send from the Action Grizzly Bear action page. http://www.sierraclub.ca/en/action-grizzly-bear
- On Facebook? See Save Alberta’s Parks Now! "Like" that page & suggest to friends to Save Alberta's Parks from new laws to dismantle them!
- If in Edmonton, Monday, Nov. 15, be at the Legislature. Back up Friday's press coverage by being present & introduced during Question Period as opposed, 1:30 pm Or attend in evening 8:00 onward for debate. Book seat ahead with Official Opposition Andrew.Fisher@assembly.ab.ca
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Edmonton, Red Deer & Calgary: At press conferences today in Alberta’s three largest media centres, Alberta’s conservation groups announced that the government’s proposed new parks legislation is so regressive and harmful to Alberta’s parks that they are launching November 15-20 as Save Our Parks Week. They want the Bill withdrawn by the Tourism, Parks and Recreation Minister and are calling on Albertans to save their parks by emailing and faxing their MLAs and Premier Stelmach, with copies to the opposition parties, starting first thing Monday when the Bill is scheduled for debate late that day in the Legislature. The groups expect that once the public realizes passage of the Bill will pull the legal teeth out of their existing parks legislation and make it the law that protection is no longer the priority in any of their parks, such public action can stop the Bill as it did a similar one in 1999.... Read more »
More Parks Now! NOT Bill 29
You’re all making a difference! Now until February 19th is the best time to meet with your MLA and ask for new parks – Albertan’s #1 priority – instead of the proposed new parks legislaiton (Bill 29, Alberta Parks Act). Those outside Alberta - likewise the best time to ask the same of Alberta's Premier. Build the momentum: action checklist below.... Read more »
Jim Prentice, federal Minister of the Environment, and Fred Green, the President and CEO of Canadian Pacific (CP), just announced a new joint venture to protect against railway-related grizzly bear mortality in Banff National Park.
This five year action plan between CP and Parks Canada is a positive effort towards the protection of grizzly bear populations in the province. Grizzly bear mortality near railways stems from a number of causes such as spilled grain on the tracks.
In a news release posted today, Mr. Green is quoted saying of the initiative, “CP is pleased to take the next logical step and provide $1 million to launch an empirically-based joint program to build on existing knowledge and further explore grizzly behaviour and potential mitigating technologies and practices, especially those related to railway applications.”
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