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Taking Action: Citizen Science

What is Citizen Science? In order to produce meaningful information and develop science-based programs, researchers need to have access to huge amounts of data. But building these data banks often

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Dark Skies Feed our ecosystem

By Holly Hastings, AIWC Volunteer What is light pollution?  It is classified as the lightening of the night sky by artificial light such as streetlamps and store signs.  Why is

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9 Things to Do Outside This Fall

By Cassidy Taylor, AIWC Volunteer Are you intrigued by the natural world and the creatures living within it? Here at the Alberta Institute for Wildlife Conservation (AIWC), we are always

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Our work with National Wildlife Centre

In July 2020, Alberta Institute for Wildlife Conservation (AIWC) partnered with National Wildlife Centre to provide 1-year veterinary internships at our facility North West of Calgary. Founded in 1993, Alberta

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Calgary’s Best Winter Walks

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

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Flights of Fancy

Fall is a time of change; leaves are turning, children are back to school and birds are migrating. Currently, AIWC has 20 Swainson’s Hawk patients in care for reasons ranging

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World Zoonosis Day

Last week marked World Zoonosis Day, which is observed annually on July 6, the anniversary of the first use of a rabies vaccine. Louis Pasteur began developing zoonotic vaccines by

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Wildfires and Wildlife

Photo credit: Winnipeg Free Press Last year in Alberta, on May 1st, 2016, the largest ever wildfire evacuation took place with thousands of residents from Fort McMurray fleeing south along

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