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Jan 09 18

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CPAWS welcomes support for a historic conservation investment in Budget 2018
CPAWS welcomes support from 116 federal MPs and Senators who have signed a letter to the Minister of Finance asking for a historic investment in protecting Canada’s land, freshwater and ocean in the upcoming federal budget.

Dec 20 17

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BC’s Glass Sponge Reefs added to Canada’s Tentative List for World Heritage Sites
Ottawa, Ont. - The holidays are looking brighter this year with the announcement that British Columbia's Hecate Strait and Queen Charlotte Sound glass sponge reefs are being added to Canada’s tentative list for World Heritage Sites.

Dec 20 17

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Year in Review on Protecting Canada’s Land and Freshwater Shows Slow Progress
Ottawa – The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) is calling on governments to speed up progress towards protecting at least 17% of Canada’s land and freshwater by 2020.

Dec 15 17

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CPAWS Welcomes Nááts’įhch’oh National Park Reserve Management Plan
YELLOWKNIFE – The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) NWT chapter welcomes the release of the Nááts’įhch’oh National Park Reserve Management Plan, the first for Nááts’įhch’oh, and is pleased that the plan considers both cultural and economic benefits for the Sahtu Dene and Metis of the Tulita District.

Dec 01 17

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Landmark Supreme Court decision is a victory for First Nations and environmental groups.
Yukon First Nations and environmental groups have won a landmark Supreme Court case. The judgment released today upholds a land use plan that protects the majority of the Peel Watershed in northeastern Yukon. It’s a massive victory for Yukon First Nations and cause for environmental celebration on a global scale.

Nov 28 17

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Quebec Shows Leadership on Caribou Recovery and Protected Areas
The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) Quebec Chapter welcomes the announcement of the Quebec government’s commitment to create the large Manouane-Manicouagan Woodland Caribou protected area, in the Montagnes Blanches region. This long-awaited action follows 10 years of hard work at CPAWS Quebec and will have a positive impact on the recovery of boreal woodland caribou without impacting forestry interests in the region.

Oct 31 17

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Federal report highlights need for urgent action on Boreal Woodland Caribou protection
Ottawa – CPAWS is calling on all governments to do more for caribou recovery, after dismal findings in the first report on the implementation of the federal recovery strategy.

Oct 30 17

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CPAWS welcomes draft caribou range plan as a great first step
October 30, 2018, Prince Albert - The Saskatchewan chapter of the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) welcomes today’s release of a draft range plan for the Woodland Caribou as a first step in protecting this threatened species. Saskatchewan is the second province to release a draft plan, and the first to include so much detail.

Oct 30 17

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New Tursujuq park: Quebec stays on course about protected areas
The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS Quebec) is pleased with the statements made today at the inauguration of Tursujuq National Park, the largest protected area in eastern North America. A positive and encouraging announcement...

Oct 28 17

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Government takes important step in protecting Canada’s Oceans and Seamounts
Saturday 28th October, Victoria, BC – The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) today recognized the significant work on ocean conservation by the Government of Canada and welcomed the announcement of a new fishing closure as the critical first step to protect a large area of seamounts off the west coast of Vancouver Island. -30- For more information, contact: Sabine Jessen, National Ocean Program Director, CPAWS .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) (604) 657-2813 Alexandra Barron, Ocean Conservation Manager, CPAWS-BC .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) (604) 783-7835

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