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WildSmart Speaker Series in December

Dogs & Wildlife: Finding ways to coexist

Monday December 2nd, 2013
7 pm at Canmore Collegiate High School

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This presentation will highlight some of the possible effects our beloved dogs can have on various wild species in the Bow Valley, the impacts that wildlife can have on our dogs, and what we can do to ensure their safe coexistence. We’ll discuss typical responses of wildlife to dogs so you can be more prepared for any encounters you may have on trails in the valley.  We’ll also talk about the work some dogs are doing to further wildlife conservation efforts at home and abroad.

Melanie Percy has worked as a wildlife ecologist in the Kananaskis/Canmore/Banff area for the past 19 years, primarily focusing on large carnivores.   Her area of interest includes mitigating and reducing the impacts of human activity on wildlife so we can coexist on the greater landscape with these amazing creatures.  Melanie is currently working for Alberta Parks as the Senior Park Ecologist for the Kananaskis Region.

Please note the presentation is free and donations are welcome to help us continue our charitable work. 

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A big thanks to Lafarge, The Rotary Club of Canmore and TD Friends of the Environment Foundation for supporting the 2013 WildSmart Speaker Series.

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Report any sightings of a bear, cougar, wolf or any aggressive wildlife in Kananaskis or the Bow Valley to Kananaskis Emergency Services 403.591.7755

For current postings of Bear Warnings, Wildlife Warnings and Closures please visit the following page:
Kananaskis Country - Advisories and Public Safety

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