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Parks Canada announces conservation funding for Waterton’s endangered butterflies

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WATERTON LAKES NATIONAL PARK, AB – An endangered butterfly population in Waterton Lakes National Park is getting some extra attention.

Parks Canada announced Wednesday, it’s working with the Calgary Zoo to conserve and restore the half-moon hairstreak butterfly.

The small, brown butterfly is listed as an endangered species under the Species at Risk Act and Waterton Lakes National Park is the only Place in Alberta where it’s known to exist.

Parks Canada is contributing $289,000 and in-kind support to the Calgary Zoo for the three year conservation project.

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Tina Karst

A Lethbridge College alumnus, Tina moved back to the community two years after convocation, in September 2007, to become a member of the CJOC News Team. She started as a weekend reporter/anchor and now serves as Associate News Director. When Tina’s not tracking down local news, she’s either busy at home with Jordan and their two kids or creating custom macrame pieces for a growing list of clients.

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