Elk Island National Park bison populating herds across globe ‘the cornerstone of conservation’

The bison you see in Elk Island National Park have relatives as far away as Scotland, Alaska and Russia. The park, though just a short drive away for Edmontonians, has expanded its reach around the world, thanks to its reintegration…

B.C. man spotted carrying fawn through liquor store fined by conservation officer

A baby deer that was carried by a man through a liquor store in Invermere, B.C. this month was quickly reunited with its mother, thanks to a B.C. conservation officer. The man, meanwhile, has learned a costly lesson about what…

UN says Canada’s plan to rescue Wood Buffalo National Park needs ‘considerably more effort’

The status of Canada’s largest park as a world heritage site remains wobbly after a United Nations body expressed grave doubts about a federal plan to rescue it. “Considerably more effort will be needed to reverse the negative trends at…

Large fire prevention project set to get underway in Banff

The roar of chainsaws are echoing through the Bow Valley followed by the smell of burning wood. Fire mitigation crews are hard at work trying to clear deadfall and thin out aging forests ripe to burn in and around the…

White Moose Ranch in foothills southwest of Calgary protected from development

About 800 hectares of the White Moose Ranch in the foothills of southern Alberta have been protected from development. The Nature Conservancy of Canada has signed a conservation agreement with the landowners to restrict development rights on the 2,000-acre property,…