News Releases

Here you'll find official news releases from CPAWS.

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 .....

Nov 10 14

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CPAWS heads to World Parks Congress to promote “thinking big” and “connecting more people to nature”
Six national and regional CPAWS conservation leaders are headed to the once-in-a-decade World Parks Congress in Sydney, Australia, which runs November 12 - 19th, to present their leading efforts and programs to protect at least half of the Canada’s land and water, and connect more people with nature.

Oct 29 14

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CPAWS presents to Federal Environment Committee on Bill for Rouge National Urban Park
Good afternoon and thank you for this opportunity to share with the Committee our recommendations for Bill C-40, An Act Respecting the Rouge National Urban Park. My name is Éric Hébert-Daly, National Executive Director at CPAWS. Since our creation 50 years ago, CPAWS has played a key role in the establishment of over two-thirds of Canada’s protected areas. We have 13 regional chapters in nearly every province and territory, including CPAWS WIldlands League chapter in Toronto, as well as a national office here in Ottawa, and over 60,000 supporters across the country. We work collaboratively with governments, industry, First Nations and others to conserve Canada’s natural heritage.

Oct 07 14

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CPAWS applauds Ontario Environmental Commissioner’s call to end logging in Algonquin Park
CPAWS welcomes the Ontario Environmental Commissioner’s latest report, which calls for an end to logging in Algonquin Park. Our two chapters working in Ontaro --- the Wildlands League and the Ottawa Valley chapter - have been seeking an end to logging in Algonquin since 1968.

Sep 26 14

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B.C. municipalities support South Okanagan Similkameen national park establishment
CPAWS-BC congratulates the members of the Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM) for passing a resolution put forward by the Town of Osoyoos today in support of the proposed South Okanagan National Park Reserve. The resolution asks the provincial government to re-engage with the Government of Canada in formal discussions regarding the proposed national park reserve, and was supported by municipal leaders and elected officials across the province. Click here for the full media release from the Town of Osoyoos.

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.

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