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Here you'll find official news releases from CPAWS.

Sep 13 16

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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.

Aug 29 16

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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.

Aug 05 16

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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.

Jul 29 16

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CPAWS 2016 AGM Notice and Nominations for the CPAWS National Board Announcement
For more information, please contact us at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or by phone at: 1-800-333-9453 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.

Jul 15 16

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UNESCO World Heritage Committee repeats buffer zone recommendation for Gros Morne
OTTAWA - CPAWS welcomes the UNESCO World Heritage Committee’s formal approval of its recommendation that Canada establish a buffer zone around Gros Morne National Park to protect the park from potential petroleum development in the surrounding area.

Jul 11 16

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CPAWS sounds alarm over Parks Canada’s shift away from nature conservation in our national parks
OTTAWA – In its latest annual report released in advance of Canada Parks Day, the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) is calling on Parks Canada to re-focus on its legal obligation to protect nature as the first priority for managing our national parks, and to immediately stop development in Banff and Jasper National Parks.

Jul 07 16

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Innovative Collaboration Achieves Conservation for Caribou and Supports Prosperous Forest Communitie
HUDSON BAY, SK – Innovative woodland caribou management recommendations included in provincially approved 20-year forest management plan.

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.

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