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Here you'll find official news releases from CPAWS.

Jun 22 16

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Species at Risk Protection in Canada is Entering a New Century
Ottawa - The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society welcomes the Canadian government's decision to take an emergency order to protect the remaining habitat of the chorus frog in La Prairie Quebec.

Jun 18 16

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CPAWS Paddles the Rouge with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
Toronto, Ont. – Today CPAWS Wildlands League celebrated its 3rd Annual Paddle the Rouge in a very special way with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Madame Sophie Gregoire Trudeau and their daughter Ella Grace. “We are deeply honoured to have the Prime Minister and his family join us today,” says Janet Sumner, Executive Director for the group.

Jun 09 16

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CPAWS applauds bill to fix Rouge National Urban Park Act
Ottawa – Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) welcomes Bill-C18 introduced in the House of Commons today by the Government of Canada to amend the Rouge National Urban Park Act (RNUP) to prioritize ecological integrity in law in the management of the park. If passed, it would rectify a critical weakness—the failure to prioritize nature conservation in park management and meet the international definition of a protected area.

Jun 08 16

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CPAWS Welcomes Progress on Lancaster Sound National Marine Conservation Area
OTTAWA - Today, CPAWS welcomed the announcement by the federal government that existing leases held by Shell Canada would be relinquished to allow the opportunity for expanded ocean conservation in Canada's arctic.

Jun 08 16

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New website brings glass sponge reefs to the surface
Vancouver, BC – June 8, 2016 – On this World Oceans Day, the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) is pleased to announce the launch of its Sea of Glass website, the latest component in a campaign to protect BC’s ancient and unique glass sponge reefs.

Jun 01 16

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North America is failing to make a splash on ocean conservation
[Ottawa, Canada & Seattle, US] – In the first ever joint assessment of progress on marine protected areas (MPAs) in North America, the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) and the Marine Conservation Institute (MCI) find Canada, Mexico and the USA have a long way to go to collectively and individually reach international and national targets to protect at least 10% of the continental ocean estate.*

May 31 16

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CPAWS welcomes NL Fracking Panel call for extended moratorium and buffer zone around Gros Morne
ST. JOHN’S - CPAWS welcomes today’s report from the Newfoundland and Labrador Hydraulic Fracturing Review Panel that calls for continuing the moratorium on hydraulic fracturing in Newfoundland and Labrador, and for a large buffer zone to be created around Gros Morne National Park to safeguard this iconic World Heritage Site.

May 27 16

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UNESCO World Heritage Committee renews call for Gros Morne buffer zone
OTTAWA -- CPAWS welcomes a UNESCO World Heritage Committee draft decision, released publicly today, reiterating a call for Canada to create a buffer zone around Gros Morne National Park to protect it from industrial threats. The recommendation will be voted on by the Committee at its annual meeting in Istanbul in July. UNESCO first recommended a buffer zone around the park two years ago.

May 11 16

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CPAWS welcomes boost in science staff for Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Ottawa – The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) welcomes today’s announcement that an additional 135 scientists will be hired by Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard.

Mar 22 16

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CPAWS welcomes federal budget conservation funding
The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society was pleased to see the increased funding allocated in today’s federal budget to help meet the government’s commitments to increasing national parks and marine protected areas.

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