News Releases

Here you'll find official news releases from CPAWS.

Aug 13 15

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Federal Election 2015 – Vote for Nature!
On October 19th, Canadians will elect the next federal government. Elections are a key opportunity to encourage politicians to take action on conservation. The reason is simple: 90% of Canada’s land and 100% of our oceans are publicly owned. This means our politicians make the decisions on how this land and ocean is used.

Jul 30 15

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CPAWS 2015 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 28, 2015. 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 29 15

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CPAWS welcomes important progress towards protecting Thaidene Nene
Lutsel K’e, NWT – Today’s release by the federal government of its proposed boundary for Thaidene Nene National Park Reserve marks a significant next step in finalizing the protection of the magnificent wilderness area around the East Arm of Great Slave Lake that is also the heart of the homeland of the Lutsel K’e Dene First Nation

Jul 12 15

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Canada lagging behind other countries on wilderness protection: CPAWS report
Ottawa – In its latest annual report released in advance of Canada Parks Day, the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) is calling Canada out for falling behind most other countries in protecting its land and fresh water. CPAWS’ 2015 report, Protecting Canada: Is it in our nature? assesses whether our governments are on track to meet their collective international commitment to protect at least 17% of our land and fresh water by 2020, and to improve the quality of our protected areas.

Jun 26 15

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Proposed Hecate Strait Marine Protected Area regulations too weak: CPAWS
Vancouver, B.C. – 26th June 2015 – The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) welcomes progress on a new marine protected area for rare glass sponge reefs in northern B.C.’s Hecate Strait but has concerns that draft regulations posted this week will not do enough to save them.

May 31 15

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New CPAWS report underlines weaknesses in Canada’s marine protected areas
Ottawa -- In its annual report released today on Canada’s progress in protecting its ocean, the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) has found that the regulations and policies governing existing marine protected areas (MPAs) are too often weak or confusing.

Mar 25 15

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CPAWS and western Newfoundlanders urge province to move on Gros Morne buffer zone
St. John’s – Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) representatives from St John’s and Ottawa and local citizens from Gros Morne communities are meeting today in St John’s with 11 members of the Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly to urge them to initiate work on a buffer zone around Gros Morne National Park.

Mar 13 15

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Bill to Create Canada’s First National Urban Park Remains Flawed
Leading environmental conservation groups in the province stand by Ontario’s decision to not transfer provincially controlled lands to the federal government for the proposed Rouge National Urban Park until environmental safeguards are improved.

Mar 06 15

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Conservation groups celebrate return of wild bison to Banff National Park, Canada
The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) welcomed today’s announcement by Mr. Blake Richards, Member of Parliament for Wild Rose on behalf of the federal Minister of Environment Leona Aglukkaq, of a special dedicated budget for reintroducing wild bison to Banff National Park, and the setting in motion of a formal plan to achieve this long-standing goal.

Feb 24 15

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Gros Morne celebration to take place March 25
Following on the heels of a celebrity letter supporting a buffer zone for Gros Morne National Park, a celebration of this World Heritage Site is being planned for March 25th.

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