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Parties make environment election promises

CPAWS and three other national environmental groups released the results of a survey today that we sent to all of the major parties during the election period, asking them where they stand on wilderness conservation, and other issues including climate change and reducing toxic chemicals. All parties except the Conservatives responded to the poll and we were pleased to see that all are committed to doing more to protect public land and water - especially increasing the amount of marine protected areas and national parks.

See the results for yourself in full detail.

Protecting Chignecto

There's an amazing place in Nova Scotia called Chignecto.  Here, you'll find miles and miles of wilderness coastline on the shores of the Bay of Fundy and some of the largest remaining intact forests in the province.  If you're lucky, you may also spot a mainland moose, which is an endangered species in Nova Scotia.

The Nova Scotia government has promised to protect Chignecto by creating a "large" protected wilderness area on these public lands, but so far has not yet released a proposed boundary for the protected area.  What's left outside of the boundary will likely be clearcut.

To find out more about Chignecto and how you can help protect this amazing place, check out:

One simple question to ask candidates

  • Published on Apr 11 2011 |
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Whether we like it or not, the federal election campaign is in full swing as the country prepares to go to the polls on May 2nd.

As candidates make their rounds and engage with their constituents, we suggest that you ask them one simple question:
If elected, will you support protection of at least half of Canada’s land and water?

Find out where your politicians stand on wilderness conservation and make your environmental concerns a priority.

Learn more: What your federal government can do to protect more of Canada’s precious and irreplaceable wilderness.

Let us know what your candidates have to say!

Video tells Newfoundland’s ocean stories

CPAWS' Newfoundland chapter recently talked to locals who depend on the ocean about how environmental changes affect their livelihoods. Hear their stories in this video.

CPAWS gets a refresh

  • Published on Apr 01 2011 |
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Notice anything different around here? Over the past 6 months, we've been hard at work creating a that makes learning more and getting involved easier than ever. We'd love to hear your feedback on the site -- feel free to send us an email!

Here a few things to check out while you're visiting:

  • Take action!  In response to a CPAWS campaign, thousands of people wrote letters supporting the creation of  a new National Park in the Nahanni headwaters of the NWT.  Today, the park is quickly becoming a reality. Writing a letter, attending a meeting, or signing a petition really can spur conservation success. Visit the action centre to find out what campaigns we're working on, and get involved.
  • Stay up to date: 40,000 people subscribe to our email list for updates on conservation news and actions across Canada. You can join them -- just fill out the Subscription box to the right of this article (or if you're reading this article elsewhere, visit
  • Find out what's new near you:  13 CPAWS chapters across the country are spearheading local campaigns.  Check out our chapter sites to learn more about local campaigns, volunteering, and other opportunities.
  • And of course, we now have a blog. We'll be posting conservation news, interviews, videos and all kinds of great Canadian wilderness content.  Is there something you'd like to hear more about?  Leave us a comment below.


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