Spreading the Word About Wildlife Conservation Campaigns

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Social media marketing campaigns have been found to be effective in promoting wildlife conservation, studies show. Marketing campaigns of any kind aim to change human behavior. Whether they’re trying to convince you to purchase something, take part in an event, or even alter your behavior when it comes to interacting with the environment, social media and the… Read more »

Replenish The Bee Population With A Bee-Friendly Garden

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The annual failure rate of bee colonies is 30 percent across North America. In today’s society, it’s certainly tough to be a bee. Between pesticides, predators, and construction, society has done a horrible job of keeping the bee population alive. Therefore, it’s time for us to give back. Through cross-pollination, bees provide about 30 percent of the… Read more »

Going Batty – The Little Brown Bat

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The little brown bat, or Myotis lucifugus is the most common bat in Alberta. Aptly named for its size and colour, the little brown bat weighs approximately 8.5 grams and is light brown to reddish or dark brown in colour. Their ears and wings are dark brown to black, and their wings generally lack fur…. Read more »

Alberta Wildlife Recoveries: Ord’s Kangaroo Rat

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What are Ord’s kangaroo rats? Ord’s kangaroo rat (Dipodomys ordii) is a subspecies of kangaroo rat native to western North America, including parts of southern Alberta and central Mexico (Patton 2005). Kangaroo rats have elongated tails with bushy tips, and belong to the family Heteromyidae (kangaroo rats and mice). They derive their name from the… Read more »

A Tale of Two Beavers

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In June of 2016, a baby beaver was found on a Calgary-area golf course, alone and with an injured tail. The baby beaver, who was estimated to be between four and six weeks old, was taken to AIWC for care.   Beavers remain close to their young for several years, so it was unusual to… Read more »