Nature & Biodiversity

Nature & Biodiversity


Since 1982, the Environmental Law Centre has been involved in the preservation of natural spaces and habitat for our wildlife and all biodiversity.


With your support, we will keep doing so well into the future.

biodiversity and habitat

Canada is known for its large wilderness and natural areas, diversity of flora and fauna, and breathtaking vistas. This legacy of natural spaces and biodiversity is one Canadians treasure and long to enjoy for generations to come.


Unfortunately, forests are being stripped, cities are encroaching on rural landscapes, and many species are at risk due to loss of their natural habitat.


Because of these threats to nature and biodiversity, the Environmental Law Centre champions:


  • Protection of our natural environment, including restoration of habitats while mitigating and reducing habitat destruction,
  • Protection of wildlife,
  • Preservation of healthy fish and wildlife populations,
  • Biodiversity,
  • Protection of species-at-risk,
  • Afforestation vs. deforestation,
  • Opposition of destructive land use,
  • And preservation of water, wetlands and watersheds


Your support allows us to educate communities on their right to vibrant ecosystems, keep authorities accountable to protect these ecosystems and give a voice to those who want to lend a hand in preserving this legacy.

With your support, together we will ensure the environmental ecosystems around us – and the biodiversity that depends on them –  remain viable and vibrant.

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For more information, you may also wish to visit Alberta Environmental Laws 101: An Introduction to Species Law



Related Publications for Download:

Alberta’s Agricultural Lands A Policy Toolbox
for Moving from Conversion to Conservation
by Brenda Heelan Powell
Published January 2021

by Jason Unger
Published June 2nd, 2020


The Polluter Pays Principle in Alberta Law
by the Environmental Law Centre
Published: December 16th, 2019


Agricultural Lands Law and Policy in Alberta
by Brenda Heelan Powell
Published: November 14th, 2019


Habitat Matters: Habitat Law in Alberta
by Environmental Law Centre
Published October 11, 2019


Climate Change and the Law: A Primer for Alberta
by Kyra Leuschen and Rebecca Kauffman
Published March 2019


Groundwater Policy and Planning in Alberta November 2018
2016: Volume 1: An Introduction to Market-Based Instruments & the Alberta Land Stewardship Act
2016: Volume 2: Transfer of Development Credits under the Alberta Land Stewardship Act
2016: Volume 3: Conservation Offsets under the Alberta Land Stewardship Act
2016: Volume 4: Stewardship Units & the Exchange under the Alberta Land Stewardship Act
2016 – Market Based Instruments Backgrounder – Overview
2016 – Market Based Instruments Property Rights Backgrounder
2016 – Market Based Instruments Advanced Property Rights Backgrounder
2016: Managing recreation on public land: How does Alberta compare? ADDENDUM
2015: Managing recreation on public land: How does Alberta compare?



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