Compensation program offsets costs of preserving wildlife habitat on private land, UAlberta study shows.

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2018

Alberta’s predator compensation program offsets costs of conserving wildlife habitat on private lands in the province.

“Our research shows that private ranchlands provide important habitats for carnivorous wildlife, including wolves, cougars, bears and eagles,” explained Mark Boyce, professor in the Department of Biological Sciences and the Alberta Conservation Association Chair in Fisheries and Wildlife at the University of Alberta.

In Alberta, where there is no system that incentivizes ranchers to maintain wildlife habitat, the compensation program plays an important role in offsetting costs for ranchers.

For the study, researchers reviewed nearly 4,500 claims from 2000 to 2016. Results showed that the distribution of ungulate hunters on private lands is highly correlated with predator compensation claims, indicating depr...

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January
2018

New program offers help to aspiring MDs from low-income and Indigenous backgrounds

Free student-led MCAT course supports applicants from diverse backgrounds.

Medical students at the University of Alberta launched a new initiative to increase diversity in
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January
2018

COMMENTARY || Indigenous group tackles diabetes with storytelling

How the James Bay Cree are finding an Indigenous solution to high rates of diabetes in their community.

When Emily’s mother lay dying of kidney failure from years of diabetes, Emily begged the
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January
2018

Scientists on the road to discovering impact of urban road dust

Sunlight creates chemical reactions, researchers discover. Next step is to find out what they are and how they affect us.

In an attempt to better understand the urban environment and its components, scientists have
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January
2018

COMMENTARY || Raw water is the dangerously stupid 'natural food' fad nobody asked for

A new movement is embracing something that could cause you dysentery.

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