Here you'll find official news releases from CPAWS.
CPAWS Welcomes Announcement of Minister’s Round Table on Parks Canada
CPAWS welcomes today’s announcement from the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, regarding their intent to hold a Minister’s Round Table on Parks Canada in January 2017. These public consultation sessions across Canada will serve to gather input on how Parks Canada is delivering on their mandate of creating and managing national parks, national marine conservation areas and other sites they manage, as well as to discuss the future of these treasured places. This is a new, more inclusive approach to delivering on the Minister’s legal requirement to host a Round Table at least every two years on Parks Canada’s performance in managing our national parks and other sites.
Conservation for climate change, leaders seek action
Leaders of the conservation community in Canada submitted a letter to the Prime Minister and Premiers urging them to recognize the important role of Canada's terrestrial and marine ecosystems in reducing emissions, and helping all species, including humans, adapt to a changing climate.
Conservationists welcome progress on MPAs but remain concerned about protection of Scott Islands
Ottawa, December 3rd – The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) has mixed feelings about today’s announcement that Scott Islands marine National Wildlife Area (mNWA) in British Columbia, will be Canada’s next marine protected area (MPA).
Time is ticking for the federal government to meet caribou deadlines
October 5, 2016, Ottawa – Today, the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) launched a caribou protection countdown clock. The clock marks the final year before the federal government’s deadline to report publicly on the progress made to meet the objectives of the boreal woodland caribou recovery strategy. Despite 4 years passing since the release of the strategy, there is little evidence that progress has been made on the performance indicators listed.
CPAWS welcomes statement on national park management
OTTAWA - The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) welcomes a statement released today by CEOs of Canada's largest environmental groups on national park management. While gathered in Banff, top environmental groups voice their concerns about the current direction of our national parks.
Enviro Groups Support Mikisew Cree First Nation Call for Urgent Action to Protect Wood Buffalo NP
Environmental groups will meet today with members of UNESCO’s international monitoring mission, in Canada to investigate threats to Wood Buffalo National Park’s World Heritage status. The groups will express their support for the Mikisew Cree First Nation’s petition to put the Park on UNESCO’s list of World Heritage sites in danger, and call on Canada to take action to protect this global treasure from the growing threats, including upstream hydro-electric and oil sands developments.
BC’s Glass Sponge Reefs Announced as Mission Blue Hope Spot
Vancouver, BC - The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society is celebrating the recent designation of the Hecate Strait and Queen Charlotte Sound Glass Sponge Reefs as a Mission Blue Hope Spot. Hope Spots are described by Mission Blue as “special places that are critical to the health of the ocean” and are particularly deserving of protection. The reefs were one of just 14 sites around the world chosen for this special recognition.
CPAWS Southern Alberta Recognized for Excellence in Environmental Education
Calgary, AB – The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society, Southern Alberta (CPAWS SAB) received the Canadian Network for Environmental Education and Communication (EECOM) award of excellence for Outstanding Non-Profit Organization for environmental education August 27th.
CPAWS Welcomes Appointment of Mary Simon to Lead Development of a New Arctic Leadership Model
OTTAWA - Today, CPAWS welcomed the announcement by the Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, Carolyn Bennett, of the appointment of Mary Simon as a special representative tasked with leading the development of a new Arctic leadership model.
CPAWS 2016 AGM Notice and Nominations for the CPAWS National Board Announcement
Nominations for the CPAWS National Board
Under CPAWS’ bylaws, members of the Board of Trustees are elected for three-year terms. Trustees can be re-elected for a maximum of six, or in some cases nine, years. All trustees are volunteers.
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