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Engaging Albertans to conserve and protect wetlands


Alberta’s was one of the first governments to formally identify wetlands as an important part of the larger environment.

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May 14, 2011

Happy 25th Birthday NAWMP!

Canada, the United States and Mexico are celebrating the successes of the North American Waterfowl Management Plan (NAWMP) which turned 25 on May 14, 2011.

The North American Waterfowl Management Plan is considered one of the most successful conservation initiatives in the world. NAWMP has proven that successful conservation depends on strong partnerships.

In Canada under the auspices of NAWMP, over nine million acres of wetlands and associated upland have been secured for the benefit of waterfowl and other wetland associated species. An additional 32.9 million acres have been influenced.

In Alberta, the Alberta NAWMP Partnership, formed in 1986, has been tasked with conserving Alberta’s wetlands and associated upland habitat to help achieve the goals of the North American Waterfowl Management Plan Agreement.

Alberta NAWMP’s core partners include:

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development
Alberta Environment
Alberta Sustainable Resource Development
Ducks Unlimited Canada
Environment Canada
The Nature Conservancy of Canada

The Partnership achieves its restoration and habitat retention goals through a broad mix of directed, science-based conservation activities, focused extension and communications endeavors, and proactive efforts to influence conservation policy and legislation.

To learn more, visit The AB NAWMP Partnership.

June 24, 2010

Conservation gifts for Canada's birthday

In celebration of our nation’s 143rd birthday, the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is protecting 10 Gifts to Canadians.

These 10 exceptional natural areas — one in each province — have been secured to protect habitat for many species at risk. The ninth annual Gifts to Canadians is part of NCC’s ongoing efforts to celebrate and conserve Canada’s biodiversity from coast to coast. Regional events will be held across the country all week long.

Alberta’s gift: Kelly Ranches, Red Deer County, Alberta
This 320-acre (129-hectare) property features forests, shrublands and wetlands. It provides habitat for Mule Deer, Coyote, Moose and American Badger. It also provides breeding habitat for numerous waterfowl and is located close to several other conservation areas.

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