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Here you'll find official news releases from CPAWS P20. Clicking on a link will you take to the chapter's website.

Mar 17 17

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Protecting the Peel Watershed: Voice’s from Canada’s North
The exhibition Protecting the Peel Watershed: Voices from Canada’s North presents the faces and voices of people most deeply connected to one of our country’s last unspoiled and globally celebrated wilderness areas, the Peel Watershed in northern Yukon.

Mar 13 17

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New $10,000 conservation prize honours slain philanthropist
Nominations are now open for the inaugural $10,000 Glen Davis Conservation Leadership Prize to honour the slain philanthropist, and to reward a conservation hero in financial need.

Mar 10 17

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United Nations Report Concludes Canada is Failing to Protect Wood Buffalo National Park
Canada has failed to protect its largest World Heritage Site. A 10-day monitoring mission to Wood Buffalo National Park has resulted in a UN report strongly criticizing Canada. The park risks the embarrassment of joining the list of UNESCO’s List of World Heritage in Danger.

Feb 22 17

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CPAWS Welcomes Passage of Bill C-18 Through House of Commons
CPAWS welcomed today’s passage at third reading of Bill C-18, which strengthens the Rouge National Urban Park Act to ensure that nature conservation is the first priority for managing the park.

Feb 21 17

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Federal, Provincial and Territorial Ministers Can Lead the Way on Protected Areas in Canada
The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) launched an important challenge to Canadian decision-makers on the eve of a ministers’ meeting to discuss conservation, wildlife and biodiversity.

Feb 15 17

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Saving Canada’s Sea of Glass: Conservation groups welcome Canada’s newest MPA
The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) is celebrating a new marine protected area for Canada’s ancient and unique glass sponge reefs, which CPAWS has been working to protect for over 16 years.

Feb 06 17

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CPAWS celebrates historic return of bison to Banff National Park
The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (“CPAWS”) celebrates Parks Canada’s reintroduction of Plains Bison to Banff National Park. After a tumultuous history, and coming dangerously close to extinction in the late 1800’s, Plains Bison (Bison bison) will make a monumental return to the wild in their historic home in the Canadian Rockies.

Jan 27 17

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CPAWS submits recommendations to Minister’s Round Table on Parks Canada
Read CPAWS' recommendations to the Round Table on Parks Canada.

Jan 09 17

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CPAWS welcomes launch of biggest public consultation on the future of Canada’s national parks
CPAWS welcomes the launch of the biggest nationwide public consultation on the future of our national parks and national marine conservation areas in a generation. From January 9th to 27th, Canadians are invited to provide feedback and written recommendations to federal Minister Catherine McKenna on how Parks Canada is delivering on its mandate, and to help shape the future of our national parks, national marine conservation areas and other sites managed by Parks Canada.

Jan 06 17

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CPAWS Responds to Parks Canada’s Announcement of Public Consultation on the Proposed Icefields Trail
In a News Release today, Parks Canada announced that it will be consulting with Canadians on the proposed “Icefields Trail” project, a new bike and walking trail from Jasper to the Columbia Icefield. This project was announced with no prior public discussion in the 2016 federal budget, which allocated $65.9 million to the project, raising many questions regarding the origin of the project and the transparency of Parks Canada’s decision and project approval process.

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