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Here you'll find official news releases from CPAWS.

Dec 01 17

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Landmark Supreme Court decision is a victory for First Nations and environmental groups.
Yukon First Nations and environmental groups have won a landmark Supreme Court case. The judgment released today upholds a land use plan that protects the majority of the Peel Watershed in northeastern Yukon. It’s a massive victory for Yukon First Nations and cause for environmental celebration on a global scale.

Nov 28 17

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Quebec Shows Leadership on Caribou Recovery and Protected Areas
The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) Quebec Chapter welcomes the announcement of the Quebec government’s commitment to create the large Manouane-Manicouagan Woodland Caribou protected area, in the Montagnes Blanches region. This long-awaited action follows 10 years of hard work at CPAWS Quebec and will have a positive impact on the recovery of boreal woodland caribou without impacting forestry interests in the region.

Oct 31 17

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Federal report highlights need for urgent action on Boreal Woodland Caribou protection
Ottawa – CPAWS is calling on all governments to do more for caribou recovery, after dismal findings in the first report on the implementation of the federal recovery strategy.

Oct 30 17

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CPAWS welcomes draft caribou range plan as a great first step
October 30, 2018, Prince Albert - The Saskatchewan chapter of the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) welcomes today’s release of a draft range plan for the Woodland Caribou as a first step in protecting this threatened species. Saskatchewan is the second province to release a draft plan, and the first to include so much detail.

Oct 30 17

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New Tursujuq park: Quebec stays on course about protected areas
The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS Quebec) is pleased with the statements made today at the inauguration of Tursujuq National Park, the largest protected area in eastern North America. A positive and encouraging announcement...

Oct 28 17

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Government takes important step in protecting Canada’s Oceans and Seamounts
Saturday 28th October, Victoria, BC – The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) today recognized the significant work on ocean conservation by the Government of Canada and welcomed the announcement of a new fishing closure as the critical first step to protect a large area of seamounts off the west coast of Vancouver Island. -30- For more information, contact: Sabine Jessen, National Ocean Program Director, CPAWS .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) (604) 657-2813 Alexandra Barron, Ocean Conservation Manager, CPAWS-BC .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) (604) 783-7835

Oct 05 17

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CPAWS applauds government commitment to establishing minimum standards for marine protected areas
The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) applauds the government for recognizing the need for minimum protection standards for Canada’s marine protected areas (MPAs) and for announcing the establishment of a new advisory panel to the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard on the development of these standards.

Oct 05 17

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Conservationists call on Canadian governments to act now to protect caribou habitat
The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) is calling on Canada’s governments to act now to protect boreal caribou habitat across the nation to curb the continued decline of this iconic Canadian species.

Sep 08 17

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Canada to Host Major International MPA Conference in 2021
The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) is delighted to announce that Canada will be hosting the 5th International Marine Protected Area Congress (IMPAC 5) in Vancouver, Canada, in 2021.

Aug 24 17

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Conservationists welcome Canada’s largest marine protected area & call for strong protection of site
The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) congratulates the Qikitani Inuit Association, Government of Nunavut, and Environment and Climate Change Canada on the recent announcement of the new and larger final boundary for the proposed Tallurutiup Imanga/Lancaster Sound National Marine Conservation Area.

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