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Here you'll find official news releases from CPAWS.

May 24 17

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Canada proposes large marine protected area in BC
(Vancouver, BC – 24th May 2017) The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) cautiously welcomes the announcement of a potential new large marine protected area off the West Coast of Vancouver Island. “Today, Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) revealed an area of interest for a new marine protected area that covers 140,000 km2, making it the largest ever proposed marine protected area on BC’s coast,” said Sabine Jessen, CPAWS’ National Ocean Program Director.

May 18 17

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Inaugural $10,000 conservation prize awarded in honour of slain philanthropist
WWF-Canada and the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) are honoured to announce that selfless conservation advocate Anne Sherrod, 70, of New Denver, B.C., is the winner of the inaugural $10,000 Glen Davis Conservation Leadership Prize for decades spent protecting the natural riches of the province.

Apr 20 17

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CPAWS takes federal Minister to court over Boreal Caribou Habitat Protection
The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) filed a lawsuit against the federal Minister of the Environment and Climate Change.

Mar 24 17

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House of Commons Committee Report Recommends Scaled Up Action on Protected Natural Areas
CPAWS welcomes the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development’s report on protected areas, tabled today in the House of Commons, that makes sweeping recommendations to the federal government to expand and improve Canada’s protected areas networks to reverse the declining health of our country’s ecosystems.

Mar 17 17

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Protecting the Peel Watershed: Voice’s from Canada’s North
The exhibition Protecting the Peel Watershed: Voices from Canada’s North presents the faces and voices of people most deeply connected to one of our country’s last unspoiled and globally celebrated wilderness areas, the Peel Watershed in northern Yukon.

Mar 13 17

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New $10,000 conservation prize honours slain philanthropist
Nominations are now open for the inaugural $10,000 Glen Davis Conservation Leadership Prize to honour the slain philanthropist, and to reward a conservation hero in financial need.

Mar 10 17

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United Nations Report Concludes Canada is Failing to Protect Wood Buffalo National Park
Canada has failed to protect its largest World Heritage Site. A 10-day monitoring mission to Wood Buffalo National Park has resulted in a UN report strongly criticizing Canada. The park risks the embarrassment of joining the list of UNESCO’s List of World Heritage in Danger.

Feb 22 17

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CPAWS Welcomes Passage of Bill C-18 Through House of Commons
CPAWS welcomed today’s passage at third reading of Bill C-18, which strengthens the Rouge National Urban Park Act to ensure that nature conservation is the first priority for managing the park.

Feb 21 17

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Federal, Provincial and Territorial Ministers Can Lead the Way on Protected Areas in Canada
The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) launched an important challenge to Canadian decision-makers on the eve of a ministers’ meeting to discuss conservation, wildlife and biodiversity.

Feb 15 17

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Saving Canada’s Sea of Glass: Conservation groups welcome Canada’s newest MPA
The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) is celebrating a new marine protected area for Canada’s ancient and unique glass sponge reefs, which CPAWS has been working to protect for over 16 years.

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