All About Biodiversity

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What is biodiversity? Biodiversity can be defined as the variability of all living organisms in all ecosystems (including terrestrial, marine, etc.) and the ecological functions and complexes that they contribute to (UN 1992, WWF) (fig.1). The term was coined from the field of conservation biology, during the “National Forum of Biodiversity” in 1985, and the… Read more »

Calgary’s Best Winter Walks

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There are exactly 21 days left until the first day of spring (but who’s counting) and while you wait for warmer weather, here’s a list of a few parks in Calgary that are perfect for enjoying even when the weather is less than warm and sunny. Fish Creek Provincial Park This massive park in Calgary’s… Read more »

A Tour of AIWC’s Enclosures

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One of the most critical components to a successful rehabilitation and release of a wild animal in AWIC’s care is the enclosures we keep them in.  When a patient is admitted, they are given a full examination by the vet and/or vet technicians on staff that day and usually placed in one of the smaller… Read more »

Best of 2017

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2017 was a big year for AIWC, with over 1,400 patients admitted to the centre for care. As we have now transitioned into the second month 2018 (and our 25th year of being in operation) we thought we’d take this opportunity to look back and reflect on some of our favourite blog posts of 2017…. Read more »

Winter Wildlife Reading

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When the weather turns bitterly cold, there’s nothing better than finding a cozy spot and settling into a good book. To get you through the rest of this cold spell, we’ve compiled a list of wildlife and nature-themed books that will chase away the winter doldrums! The Inner Life of Animals by Peter Wohlleben This… Read more »