Only 300 grizzlies left in all of Alberta-

Montana probably has 3 to 4 times as many grizzlies now as Alberta.

Alberta accused of failing grizzlies. Environmental groups demand action on bears. By Kelly Cryderman, with files from Hanneke Brooymans, Edmonton Journal, Calgary Herald

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Related. Continuing development of Alberta oil sands will pollute Great Lakes, report warns. By Martin Hittelstaedt. The Globe and Mail.

Alberta is being trashed at an amazing rate. Ralph Maughan

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Ralph Maughan

Dr. Ralph Maughan is professor emeritus of political science at Idaho State University with specialties in natural resource politics, public opinion, interest groups, political parties, voting and elections. Aside from academic publications, he is author or co-author of three hiking/backpacking guides, and he is President of the Western Watersheds Project.

3 Responses to Alberta accused of failing grizzlies

  1. avatar John says:

    Not surprising.
    Canada doesn’t really have decent wildlife policies. The hunting community has all the say on what lives and what dies (in mass), not a breath of sound science to be heard.

  2. avatar Jim says:

    John, I agree, but what is odd is that they protect the fish populations tremendously. Great laws on catch and release and such.

  3. avatar Alan Gregory says:

    The shutdown of the Grand Banks cod fishery in the waning years of the 20th Century speaks for Canada’s attention to fisheries (you can read about the cod in the book “Who Killed the Grand Banks?” by Alex Rose), but terrestrial wildlife is quickly being hammered to death in Alberta. Look at what has happened to Appalachia in West Virginia to get a closer look at the dangers of resource extraction.

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