Species At Risk Conservation Stories

Field Notes: Conserving Alberta’s Wild Species

Biodiversity is the variety of life in a given area. Everything we need for a good quality of life is provided by the natural world; we are inherently connected to it. Species at Risk are the most vulnerable components of biodiversity, and face complex challenges.

It takes time and effort to address complicated issues such as these. It is a job that no one government, business or agency can implement and solve on their own. Challenges facing biodiversity and natural resources require cooperation, innovation and a sincere desire to reach out, understand and work with one another to find common ground.

Feature Story: Amphibian Monitoring

Amphibians are an essential part of aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems, they eat thousands of insects and their eggs provide a food source for fish and birds, but some species are disappearing at a large rate. Find out how Alberta is studying its indigenous amphibians and what Albertans can do to help their populations.


Older Stories

White-nose syndrome; little brown

White-nose Syndrome

In eastern North America, a fungal disease is killing bats hibernating in caves. White-nose syndrome has killed more than 6 million bats so far, and may eventually reach Alberta. Learn about bats, and what Alberta is doing to keep our bat population healthy and prevent the spread of white-nose syndrome.


  Updated: April 7, 2015
Baby’s Breath Eradication Project; picture of tiny cryptantha flowers

Restoring Tiny Cryptantha Habitat

When baby’s breath, an invasive plant species, threatened to overtake the southern Alberta habitat occupied by sensitive native plant species including the tiny cryptantha, a group of volunteers including industry and municipal representatives, researchers and naturalists came together in 2013 to work towards a solution.


Updated: May 5, 2014

 

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Updated: April 7, 2015