Posted in: Conservation Research

Flying Free Again: Experts discuss reintroduction of Guam Kingfisher 30 Years After Extinction in the Wild

 30 Years After Extinction in the Wild, Guam Kingfisher On the Way to Flying Free Again

Conservation experts from around the world gathered at a workshop in Guam earlier this month to begin planning the next steps in the recovery of the Guam kingfisher and its return to the wild.

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Tails from the Field: Giving Burrowing Owls in Alberta a Boost

Written by Alyssa Friesen, Conservation Linkage Associate

From the rise, the prairie stretches out to meet the darkening sky. Barbed wire fences and power lines intersect the plains. Graham Dixon-MacCallum, Conservation Research Associate, holds the receiver’s antennae steady in the wind, waiting for a signal from the satellite transmitter. The signals arrive minutes apart. We slowly hone in on the location of the transmitter, using the strength and direction of the signal as a guide. Read more

Tails from the Field: Prairie Dog Town

It’s 5 o’clock in the morning and the only sound is the rattle of truck tires on gravel. In the beam of the headlights, a porcupine ambles along the edge of the road before disappearing. As we drive through Grasslands National Park, the truck empties, slowly but surely, as each researcher is dropped off at a different field site. Read more

Prairie Dogs and Peanut Butter with Tara Stephens

How has working with black-tailed prairie dogs in Grasslands National Park changed our population ecologist, Tara Stephens? Well, for one thing, she can’t eat peanut butter anymore!

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First greater sage-grouse reproduce in human care in Canada

We’re thrilled to make an announcement – we have successfully breed and hatched greater sage-grouse at the Devonian Wildlife Conservation Centre, which is a first for the species while in human care at the DWCC!

What does this mean for the endangered species?
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Join us on September 17 for Swift Fox Day!

We’re celebrating one of the Canadian prairie’s most iconic species- the swift fox! This little fox might be small in size, but their status within their ecosystem is HUGE. So why is it important to celebrate (and save) this fox? Join us on September 17 for a day of fun and festivities.

Plan your visit to the Calgary Zoo.

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Leading up to Land of Lemurs – Deforestation

Forests are the lungs of any ecosystem. Creating fresh, breathable air, the canopies of Madagascar are also home to an incredible primate – wild lemurs. Adapted perfectly to their lush environment, over 100 species of lemur cannot be found anywhere else on Earth. They depend on trees, but Madagascar has lost upwards of 80% of its original forest. As we prepare to open Land of Lemurs on July 5, what can the Calgary Zoo do?

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Celebrate World Wildlife Day this March 3!

You can make a difference in the future of wild species! It’s World Wildlife Day on Friday, March 3, 2017, and a reminder that individual actions make an impact on the future of our planet. Where to start?

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