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Canada’s parks protect extraordinary wild places where people can connect with nature. But our parks’ future isn’t secure, and they need your voice!

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Publications

Executive Summary: Protecting Canada’s National Parks (July 2016)
Protecting Canada’s National Parks: A call for renewed commitment to nature conservation (July 2016)

In its latest annual report released in advance of Canada Parks Day, the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) is calling on Parks Canada to re-focus on its legal obligation to protect nature as the first priority for managing our national parks, and to immediately stop development in Banff and Jasper National Parks.

Protecting Canada: Is it in our nature? How Canada can achieve its international commitment (July 2015)

This report assesses Canada’s progress towards our country’s commitment to protect at least 17% of our land and freshwater by 2020, and improve the quality of our parks and other protected areas. Achieving this 2020 target is an important step towards the much largerscale conservation action that’s needed to conserve Canada’s ecosystems in the long term.

Losing Ground: Time to Embrace the True Value of Parks (July 2014)

Canada’s annual Parks Day takes place on July 19th, 2014. Since 2008 CPAWS has issued an annual report reviewing how well Canada has done over the past year in both creating new parks and protecting our existing parks for the benefit of current and future generations of Canadians. Over the years the review has ranged from celebrating significant progress on new parks to noting a slowdown in progress and highlighting
emerging problems. Unfortunately, for the third year in a row, while there were some good news stories, our overall conclusion is that Canada continues to lose ground in creating and protecting our cherished parks.

Minister’s Round Table on Parks Canada: CPAWS Submission (2017)
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