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Species focus – Bighorn Sheep

Perhaps one of the most common animals to see in Banff and Jasper National Parks is the Bighorn Sheep. ¬†They often hang out close to the roads and in the parking lots, making photos of these guys a pretty common commodity. This one was one of three hanging out next to the highway in May … Continue reading

Wolves are a vital part of the ecosystem

I was watching the local news a few days ago and was stunned to hear a story of local farmers and ranchers wanting wolves removed from the ecosystem. I have sympathy for the individuals. I understand that the wolves affect their livelihood. I think one of the issues here, and with so many similar cases … Continue reading

Affected by climate change – Alberta’s Biodiversity

The Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute released a new report in June 2014 assessing the climate change vulnerability of Alberta’s land based plants and animals. 173 species were examined regarding their¬†sensitivity, exposure to risk, and ability to adapt. Not surprisingly, amphibians are considered to be most vulnerable to climate change. This makes sense because humans create … Continue reading

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