News and views on conservation in Canada, and updates from CPAWS chapters across the country.
We have a small but dedicated team across Canada that invests much more time and resources than they probably should, yet our results speak for themselves. When we close the office for the holidays, it will be well-deserved, but it won’t mean that we don’t eat, drink and sleep conservation during that time.
Over the past seven years, I’ve been proud to lead a great group of conservationists who are passionate, dedicated and work hard to protect ecosystems on land and in oceans across Canada. 2016 has only reinforced this pride for me – and it should be a source of pride for our donors and supporters too.
While the discussions in some of the ranges are extremely complex, like in the Little Smoky in Alberta today, there are people able to think differently about the problem and able to find solutions.
On Monday, December 5th, 40 grade 2 and 3 students joined CPAWS Northern Alberta staff (and Bou!) in presenting a caribou petition to the Minister of Environment and Parks, Shannon Phillips, and the Minister of Education, David Eggen. The petition contained thousands of signatures from concerned citizens across Alberta calling for the government to protect the province’s boreal woodland caribou.
On Thursday, November 17, CPAWS’ staff and board members participated in its annual Lobby Day on Parliament Hill. With a total of 65 lobbyists and 75 meetings with government officials from all parties, staff and board members from across the nation spoke with MPs and Senators about the importance of marine and terrestrial conservation.