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

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.

Canada’s Boreal Forest: So many stories to tell

We are so blessed in Canada to have such vast areas of unspoiled wilderness, and I love the idea of keeping as much as possible undisturbed. I joined CPAWS Wildlands League last November because I want to help make that happen. I recognize there are increasing demands to tap the country’s resource wealth, and my hope is that organizations like CPAWS Wildlands League will help protect our country’s great ecological treasures while at the same time making sure development plans don’t harm ecosystems and respect local communities. My mandate as a Major Gifts Officer is to share information with prospective donors and encourage their support of our projects.

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