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Official Launch of Naturelynx on July 21!

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Are you a nature enthusiast, novice naturalist, or do you simply enjoy exploring the outdoors? Collecting and sharing our experiences in nature has come a long, long way. What began with pencils, notepads and sketches has evolved into an incredibly advanced tool that fits in your pocket—say...

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Alberta’s ecosystems shrinking faster than the Amazon rain forest? Not true!

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On February 7, 2018, the ABMI released a new report on human footprint in Alberta. While some media outlets provided well-informed, balanced coverage of the report, others resorted to sensationalist headlines that unfortunately misrepresented the report’s key findings. The following...

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Alberta continues to lose native ecosystems: Status of Human Footprint in Alberta

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Between 1999 and 2015, human activity in Alberta visibly converted over 23,000 km2 of native ecosystems into residential, recreational, or industrial landscapes, an area 3.5 times the size of Banff National Park.

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ABMI in the News: Hunting Moose to Save Caribou from Wolves

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New research by the ABMI's Caribou Monitoring Unit, led by Robert Serrouya has been featured in various news publications....

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New Online Resource on Alberta’s Plants & Animals

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For the first time, Albertans now have a resource at their fingertips that provides detailed information on hundreds of Alberta’s plant and animal species.

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2016 Data Release

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More than half of the ABMI's 2015 data can now be downloaded from our public website.

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ABMI releases new report on the status of biodiversity in the Prairie Region of Alberta

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Latest numbers show 37% of the Prairie Region of Alberta remains as native vegetation. Biggest ecological change: species that require native prairie habitat have lower-than-expected abundance.

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The ABMI's Monitoring Centre Radio Stars!

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The ABMI collects biodiversity data at 1,656 sites across the province of Alberta. It’s a massive undertaking and requires intense preparation and organization – but who’s behind the ABMI’s Monitoring Centre? Exactly how do they go about collecting biodiversity data, and how do they ensure...

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Online Report Highlights Environmental Monitoring in Alberta's Oil Sands Region

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Together with the Alberta Environmental Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Agency (AEMERA) and monitoring organizations in the oil sands region, the ABMI is pleased to announce the launch of an electronic community report featuring information and results related to environmental monitoring...

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New ABMI Report: Latest Assessment of Biodiversity Health in an Alberta Forest Management Agreement Area Shows Intactness at 94%

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A new ABMI report—The Status of Biodiversity in Alberta-Pacific Forest Industries Inc. Forest Management Agreement Area—examines how the current condition of biodiversity and human footprint changed in the Al-Pac Forest Management Agreement (Al-Pac FMA) area between 1999 and 2012. This new...

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