News Releases

Here you'll find official news releases from CPAWS.

Mar 06 15

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Conservation groups celebrate return of wild bison to Banff National Park, Canada
The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) welcomed today’s announcement by Mr. Blake Richards, Member of Parliament for Wild Rose on behalf of the federal Minister of Environment Leona Aglukkaq, of a special dedicated budget for reintroducing wild bison to Banff National Park, and the setting in motion of a formal plan to achieve this long-standing goal.

Feb 24 15

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Gros Morne celebration to take place March 25
Following on the heels of a celebrity letter supporting a buffer zone for Gros Morne National Park, a celebration of this World Heritage Site is being planned for March 25th.

Jan 28 15

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Proposed legislation to establish Canada’s first national urban park misses the mark
Yesterday’s passage of the Rouge National Urban Park Act by the House of Commons is no cause for celebration. The proposed legislation fails to establish nature conservation as the priority in park management, ignoring provincial, national and international standards for protected areas.

Jan 12 15

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Prominent Canadians urge Gros Morne National Park protection
In an open letter released today to Premier Paul Davis of Newfoundland and Labrador and Prime Minister Stephen Harper, more than 30 well-known Canadians call for the provincial and federal governments to act quickly to establish a buffer zone around Gros Morne National Park to permanently protect it from the harmful impacts of industrial activities such as oil and gas development.

Dec 31 14

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The fight continues for the Peel Watershed
The Yukon Government announced late yesterday that they would appeal Justice Veale’s decision in The First Nation of Nacho Nyak Dun et. al. v The Government of Yukon, the lawsuit concerning the Peel Watershed launched by the First Nation of Nacho Nyak Dun, Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in, Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society Yukon Chapter (CPAWS Yukon) and the Yukon Conservation Society (YCS).

Dec 17 14

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Site C dam will put communities, wildlife, and world heritage site at risk
The BC government announced yesterday that it would proceed with the Site C dam in northeastern BC, despite widespread opposition to the project. CPAWS-BC is deeply concerned about the further flooding of the Peace River Valley that Site C will require, and the resulting loss of high-value ecosystems and fertile farmland. This will jeopardize a core part of the Yellowstone to Yukon conservation corridor, critical for wildlife movement.

Dec 16 14

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Canada’s governments lagging on caribou conservation: CPAWS’ Annual Review
In its second annual review of governments' efforts to conserve Canada's boreal caribou, the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) finds that threats from industrial development to this species have continued to increase while conservation and restoration efforts have shown little progress across the country.

Dec 12 14

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2014 CPAWS J.B. Harkin Regional Conservation Award Recipient: David Henry
The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society is pleased to confer the J. B. Harkin Medal for Conservation on Dr. David Henry for his lifetime contribution to national parks, protected areas and nature conservation more generally. David Henry has made exceptional contributions to the establishment of parks and the protection of wilderness at both a Saskatchewan and national level. This contribution has been made in both a volunteer and a staff capacity.

Dec 09 14

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Add Wood Buffalo National Park to Endangered World Heritage Sites: Mikisew Cree First Nation
EDMONTON – The Mikisew Cree Firstt Nationsare asking UNESCO to place Wood Buffalo National Park on its List of World Heritage Sites in Danger due to growing threats from hydro-electric developments and oil and gas activities. The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) and other concerned groups are supporting the petition.

Dec 03 14

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Oil terminal project proposed for St Lawrence beluga habitat halted
The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS), the Centre québécois du droit de l'environnement (CQDE), Nature Québec, the David Suzuki Foundation and France Dionne and Pierre Béland, applicants under the injunction that halted TransCanada's drilling at Cacouna, are claiming victory .....

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