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

Feb 20 18

BC budget fails to restore funding to BC Parks

Jan 23 18

Conservationists applaud increased protections of SGaan-Kinghlas – Bowie Seamount MPS
The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) congratulates the Haida Nation and the Government of Canada for agreeing to increase the protection of SGaan Kinghlas – Bowie Seamount Marine Protected Area (MPA) by closing the area to all bottom-contact fishing. SGaan Kinghlas – Bowie Seamount is home to rare and fragile glass sponges and corals, which support a huge diversity of life.

Dec 20 17

CPAWS delighted with announcement that Glass Sponge Reefs added to tentative World Heritage List
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 18 17

BC bans grizzly hunt as federal government proposes listing under Species at Risk Act
Vancouver, BC -- The Coast to Cascades Grizzly Bear Initiative welcomes momentum to list Grizzly Bears as a Species of Special Concern under the federal Species at Risk Act (SARA). This proposal was posted shortly before today’s B.C. government announcement that hunting of grizzly bears is now banned everywhere in the province.

Dec 11 17

CPAWS-BC statement on Site C decision
The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society’s British Columbia chapter (CPAWS-BC) is deeply disappointed by today’s announcement from the BC government that construction will proceed on the Site C dam. CPAWS-BC supports the challenges brought forward by the West Moberly and Prophet River First Nations, on whose territories the dam is being built and whose rights are threatened by the project.

Nov 22 17

In memory of a fighter: Chloe O’Loughlin
On November 17, 2017, CPAWS and the environmental community lost Chloe O'Loughlin, a powerful advocate for wilderness conservation, and former CPAWS-BC staff member, volunteer, advocate and friend.

Oct 31 17

The Wilburforce Foundation’s Conservation Leadership Award honours Johnny Mikes
The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society’s British Columbia Chapter (CPAWS-BC) is proud to celebrate the achievements of Johnny Mikes, who has been recognized as a recipient of this year’s Wilburforce Foundation Conservation Leadership Award.

Oct 28 17

Government takes important step in protecting Canada’s Oceans and Seamounts
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.

Oct 27 17

New National Park Reserve finally underway to protect B.C.’s threatened grasslands

Oct 12 17

Federal government’s orca symposium failed to establish concrete action on recovery measures
“We need to create networks of protected areas that act as refuges in key foraging areas for whales, where they have access to plenty of food, and safe, quiet spaces, free from harmful human activities,” says Sabine Jessen, Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society National Oceans Program Director. Work has already begun on the proposed Southern Strait of Georgia National Marine Conservation Area, which could protect an important part of their critical habitat.

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