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

Award Season Recognizes CPAWS


I shouldn’t be surprised that Nik Lopouhkine has won the prestigious international Fred Packard Award for Outstanding Service as a result of his lifetime of contributions to conservation on a global scale. It is, nevertheless, a huge honour for this highly regarded leader to be recognized by peers from around the world for his work. CPAWS is thrilled to have Nik on our National Board of Trustees over the last few years and he’s also recently worked alongside our Ottawa-Valley chapter as part of his continued post-retirement work.

CPAWS joins leading conservation thinkers on the world’s stage


The World Conservation Congress (WCC), organized by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), is the largest conservation meeting in the world…and it starts today!

A week in the Dene community of Lutsel K’e living in their traditional way.


As the governments of Canada and NWT work to establish a combined national and territorial park on the East Arm of Great Slave Lake, a group of residents from Wakefield, Quebec, embark on the first leg of a cultural exchange with the Lutsel K’e community. The Wakefield community is hoping to provide support to these future park stewards, as well as create an ongoing relationship between the two communities. The following is a blog post from Heidi Honegger, one of the 15 Wakefield residents on the cultural exchange.

Exciting things are happening in East Central Saskatchewan’s boreal forest!


Some very exciting things are beginning to happen in the boreal forest in East Central Saskatchewan! After a lot of hard work, the Pasquia Porcupine Forest Management Area has achieved approval for a new Forest Management Plan. Normally, an FMP approval might not be big news. But this FMP wasn’t typical in that another process was being woven into the planning process, one that would endeavor to take additional steps to protect caribou and ensure a healthy forest ecosystem, while maintaining a healthy local forest sector for the region. I’ll attempt a brief explanation as to what has made this process so exciting.

A bird eye view of Quebec’s forestry footprint: Or why we need to protect intact forest landscapes


I recently discovered a new tool that allows all Canadians to get a view from the sky of the forest industries’ footprint on our landscape.

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