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Articles by CPAWS

CPAWS is Canada's voice for wilderness. Since 1963 we've led in creating over two-thirds of Canada's protected areas. That amounts to about half a million square kilometres - an area bigger than the entire Yukon Territory! Our vision is that Canada will protect at least half of our public land and water. As a national charity with 13 chapters, over 50 staff, 40,000 supporters and hundreds of volunteers, CPAWS works collaboratively with governments, local communities, industry and indigenous peoples to protect our country's amazing natural places. We're also on guard to ensure that our parks are managed to protect the nature within them.

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.

Saskatchewan environment and elections op-ed


The promise of spring also brings the promise of a new provincial government. As the ground fills with growing plants and the new and returning MLAs take their seats in the legislature after the election, we encourage them to think about and the potential economic growth of Saskatchewan through political environmental leadership.

Renewable Energy: A Transition to a Sustainable Future


Saskatchewan is the “land of the living skies” in more ways than one, enveloping some of the most sunny and windy conditions in North America. Despite this natural abundance of energy capacity, we continue to lag behind the rest of the world in our installation of renewable energy technologies. As the Saskatchewan election approaches, now is the time to ask our candidates their plan to make Saskatchewan a leader in renewable energy.

Baleen makes a splash in Newfoundland on World Oceans Day


Baleen made a huge splash at the World Oceans Day celebrations in St. Johns, Newfoundland and Labrador this past weekend. With over 2000 participants stopping by the Marine Institute, Baleen was greeted by many excited and enthusiastic children and adults eager to learn about our oceans, as she made her way through the busy waves of visitors and exhibitors.

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