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Why Are Common Loon Chicks Becoming Less Common?

By admin / 22 January 2021

BY KRISTIN BIANCHINI

Measuring loon productivity is also an excellent indicator of lake health. As top predators, loons are sensitive to damage at lower levels of the food chain. For example, processes that decrease the number of fish in a lake can cause food shortages, especially for young loons. Being a top predator also makes loons more vulnerable to pollutants, like acid rain and mercury.

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A Fisheye View of Cumulative Effects in Alberta’s Southern East Slopes

By admin / 22 January 2021

BY SARAH MILLIGAN

The southern East Slopes region is both busy and ecologically significant. However, no landscape can provide an inexhaustible supply of benefits to humans. And in the southern East Slopes region, there are growing indications that a tipping point has been reached.

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Alberta Parks to Remain Protected

By admin / 23 December 2020

BY RICHARD SCHNEIDER
Break out the champagne, it’s time to celebrate! Minister Nixon has rescinded the government’s plan to delist 164 parks from Alberta’s park system. He could hardly have done otherwise.

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The Importance of Alberta’s Protected Areas

By Nature Kids / 9 November 2020

Learn all about the protected areas of Alberta and why they are important!

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How can we keep birds safe?

By Nature Kids / 5 November 2020

Keep cats safe and save birds lives!

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Alberta’s Bull Trout Need Our Respect — and Our Help

By admin / 16 August 2020

BY JENNIFER EARLE

Bull trout seem to be the Rodney Dangerfield of fish — they get no respect. They are the official provincial fish of Alberta, yet this distinction hasn’t served them particularly well. They are listed as Threatened under both provincial and federal legislation. So how did we get here?

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