Oct 05 16Time 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.
Oct 04 16CPAWS 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.
Oct 03 16Enviro 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.
Sep 13 16BC’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 16CPAWS 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 16CPAWS 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 16CPAWS 2016 AGM Notice and Nominations for the CPAWS National Board Announcement
Jul 15 16UNESCO 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 16CPAWS 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 16Innovative 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.