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Publication Type: Policy Tags: wildlife conservation

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February 1, 2019

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The peregrine falcon, a migratory bird of prey once listed as Endangered, is now listed as Threatened in Alberta in recognition of an increasing population and demonstrated improvements in reproductive performance. The goals of this recovery plan include the attainment of a well-distributed,...


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October 1, 2018

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The Alberta Government, in partnership with a number of stakeholders, formed the Alberta Ferruginous Hawk Recovery Team. This team developed recovery strategies which were outlined in the Alberta Ferruginous Hawk Recovery Plan 2009 – 2014. The team reconvened from 2015 - 2017 to evaluate the plan...


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May 2, 2017

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The long-billed curlew is the largest member of the sandpiper family and is distinguishable by its long downward curved bill and large size. It has been designated a Species of Special Concern in Alberta and Canada due to the contraction of its range and small, possibly declining, population....


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May 2, 2017

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The Sprague's pipit is a small, ground-nesting songbird which, in Alberta, is found almost exclusively on native prairie. The bird is designated a Species of Special Concern in Alberta due to its large historic population decline and potential for continuing habitat alteration. This plan provides...


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May 1, 2016

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The hare-footed locoweed is a tufted, low-growing perennial herbaceous plant growing from a stout taproot crowned by leaves with silvery hairs. It has attractive pink, pea-like flowers. It has been a designated Species of Special Concern in Alberta because it has a small distribution and there is...


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February 1, 2016

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The barred owl has been designated a Species of Special Concern in Alberta because it requires large tracts of old mixedwood forests and is subject to increased predation risk as these forests become more fragmented in Alberta. This plan provides background information on the species and outlines...


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January 1, 2016

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The prairie rattlesnake has been designated a Species of Special Concern in Alberta because the population is likely to continue to decline if current activities and trends persist, and the population size and area of occupancy are small. This plan provides background information on the species...


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January 1, 2016

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The long-toed salamander has been designated a Species of Special Concern in Alberta because it has a limited breeding range, populations are isolated and discontinuously distributed, it appears to be vulnerable to various types of habitat disturbance, and some populations may be declining. This...


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December 1, 2015

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In Alberta, the Great Plains toad is restricted to the southeastern corner of the province within the Grassland Natural Region. The toad has been designated a Species of Special Concern in Alberta because it has a very narrow range, it is found in a limited number of disconnected locations, there...


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September 11, 2014

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Sets out the government’s vision, guiding principles, goals, objectives and success indicators for management of the province's fishery resources. It what the government will do to manage Alberta's fish resources for conservation and sustainable use. It covers the basics of day-to-day fisheries...