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Articles by Elyse Curley

Elyse graduated from UBC with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences and a concentration in Conservation Biology. Through her academic experiences, travels and work as an environmental educator, Elyse has developed a primary interest in freshwater issues. Elyse has always been an avid outdoors enthusiast, and has enjoyed hiking, paddling and skiing in many of Canada's wild places. Originally from southern Ontario, Elyse has embraced the move out west, and spends as much of her time as possible exploring all that western Canada has to offer (she still hasn't gotten over seeing mountains every day). She is excited to be a part of protecting B.C.'s wilderness with CPAWS.

Collaborating for a more nature-connected Canada


“No one will protect what they don’t care about. And no one will care about what they have never experienced.”
-David Attenborough

Many of us who care about the environment do so because we have a connection with nature. Whether this connection began in childhood or later in life, we can likely pinpoint an experience or place that left us feeling emotionally alive, serene, or bewildered by the outdoors. For me, it was spending my summers paddling, swimming and stargazing in Killarney Provincial Park in Ontario. It was here, as a young child, that I realized I was a small piece of something much larger.