News Releases

Here you'll find official news releases from CPAWS.

Sep 19 14

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David Henry to receive conservation award for lifetime achievements in Saskatchewan
The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) is pleased to announce that David Henry will receive the J.B. Harkin Medal at Nature Saskatchewan’s Fall Meet Banquet on September 20th at the Royal Saskatchewan Museum in Regina.

Sep 03 14

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CPAWS and other major environmental groups applaud Ontario’s position on Rouge Park lands
The Ontario government did the right thing yesterday by deciding not to transfer its substantial Rouge Park lands to Parks Canada until the federal legislation and management plan for Rouge Park are significantly strengthened.

Aug 28 14

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Conservation groups file legal challenge over Jasper National Park development proposal
CALGARY — Parks Canada’s approval of a controversial concept proposal to build overnight commercial accommodations at Maligne Lake in Jasper National Park must be struck down because it violates the park’s management plan, conservation groups said today. Ecojustice lawyers, representing the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) and Jasper Environmental Association (JEA) have filed a Federal Court case in an effort to quash the approval and protect Canada’s national parks from renewed commercial development pressures.

Jul 25 14

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Parks Canada decision on proposed resort at Jasper’s Maligne Lake contravenes park rules: CPAWS
EDMONTON – In response to Parks Canada’s decision to allow Maligne Tours’ proposal for a resort at Jasper National Parks’ iconic Maligne Lake to proceed, CPAWS is warning that the decision violates park policy and could put park wildlife at greater risk. Thirteen of fourteen proposals put forward by Maligne Tours are being allowed to proceed, including commercial tent cabin accommodation that directly violates the Jasper National Park Management Plan and other Parks Canada policies designed to limit commercial accommodations in Rocky Mountain national parks.

Jul 23 14

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CPAWS 2014 AGM Notice and Nominations for the CPAWS National Board Announcement
The CPAWS Annual General Meeting will be held via conference call at 8:00 PM (ET) on September 29, 2014. For more information, please contact us at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or by phone at: 1-800-333-9453

Jul 13 14

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Canada’s parks faring worse than last year: CPAWS
Ottawa – In its sixth annual review of the state of Canada’s parks, the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) finds that most parks and proposed protected areas are facing greater challenges than they were a year ago.

Jul 08 14

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CPAWS receives top rating from Charity Intelligence Canada
CPAWS is pleased to have received a 4-star rating, the highest mark given, from Charity Intelligence Canada, in its recently released charity ratings. Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society is one of only 72 charities, and 1 of 2 ENGOs, to receive top marks based on excellence in financial transparency, accountability to donors, and cost-efficiency.

Jul 03 14

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Yukon First Nations and environmental groups go to court to protect the Peel River Watershed
Whitehorse, YT – Thomas R. Berger, O.C., Q.C. will argue a landmark constitutional case against the Government of Yukon on behalf of two Yukon First Nations and two environmental organizations in Yukon Supreme Court in Whitehorse, July 7-11, 2014.

Jun 18 14

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UNESCO World Heritage Committee calls for buffer zone for Gros Morne: CPAWS encourages action
OTTAWA -- CPAWS is welcoming the UNESCO World Heritage Committee’s formal adoption today, at its annual meeting in Doha, Qatar, of a recommendation that Canada create a buffer zone around Gros Morne National Park and World Heritage Site to protect it from industrial threats.

Jun 18 14

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CPAWS reacts to tabling of Rouge National Urban Park Bill
Ottawa -- The tabling of Bill C-40 in the House of Commons to formally establish Rouge National Urban Park in the Greater Toronto Area was announced on Friday, June 13. The introduction of Bill C-40 is an important step forward for the park, and CPAWS will be closely examining the draft legislation in detail to ensure that it will adequately protect this remarkable urban-based ecosystem.

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