TransAlta is proud to be a major sponsor of the peregrine falcon camera initiative, helping Alberta Conservation Association (ACA) to raise awareness on this species at risk through live web camera streaming.
Ken Woollard, environmental technologist with TransAlta’s Alberta Coal and Mining division, conducted a survey on the breeding success of peregrines on the TransAlta stacks at its power generation facilities west of Edmonton. Over the last ten years, a total of 31 young have been fledged at the two sites (14 at Keephills and 17 at Sundance.) When asked about the importance of the species, Woollard stated, "They are beautiful and fast; for me they have a tremendous importance as a symbol of the influence humans can have on other species both bad and good. Most importantly, these birds show that it’s possible to change things for the better on a global scale."
TransAlta, a partner in conservation with ACA, believes in giving back to organizations who share a common interest in the protection of the environment. As a power generation company who relies on natural resources, we recognize the importance of participating in conservation efforts to enable species such as the peregrine falcon to thrive.