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Environment & Animal Life

Group effort seeks to save endangered sage-grouse

The greater sage-grouse is a bird that was once common across Canada’s western prairies but the population has decreased by 80 per cent to fewer than 250 wild birds. So, the Calgary Zoo  has enlisted the help of the government’s »

Environment & Animal Life

Zoo opens breeding facility for endangered sage-grouse

There are hopes the Calgary Zoo can boost the tiny population of greater sage-grouse left in Canada in a brand new breeding facility it has just opened. There are fewer than 400 of these birds remaining as human development has »

Environment & Animal Life, Politics

Government will issue emergency order to save endangered sage grouse

For the first time, Canada’s environment ministry Environment Canada will issue an emergency order to protect an endangered species, a rare Prairie bird called the greater sage grouse. On Tuesday (September 17) Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq announced the order will be »