CPAWS Blog

News and views on conservation in Canada, and updates from CPAWS chapters across the country.

Humpback whales still need our help!


Last weekend the Canadian government moved forward with the formal legal process to downgrade the status of the Pacific humpback whales from the “threatened” to “special concern” status under the Species at Risk Act. Normally, seeing an increase in numbers of a species to the point where they are no longer considered officially “threatened” would be cause for celebration

Standing up for Jasper to honour my dad


Jasper National Park has always held a special place in my heart. In fact standing up for Jasper is what started me on the conservation path I’m on today

3 reasons why caribou need strong federal and provincial endangered species acts and actions


Have you ever wondered why we have both federal and provincial Species At Risk legislation in Canada? I was curious and did a little investigating. It turns out there are good reasons why we need both when it comes to protecting caribou. In the following blog, I look at 3.

Condolences to family of Jim Flaherty


News has just broken that Former Federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty has died. On behalf of everyone at CPAWS, we send out deepest condolences to his family, friends and colleagues. Mr. Flaherty was a tremendously dedicated public servant and always had the country's best interests at heart.

What do you give someone celebrating a 150th anniversary?


We think an anniversary deserves a gift. And we should follow the set of rules for anniversary gifts – because it would be undignified for us to give our country a gift that wasn’t in line with societal expectations. It would be uncouth.

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