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Jul 24 17

Canada last among G7 countries in land protection, but improved performance possible
ALBERTA – In its latest annual report on the state of protected areas in Canada, the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) is calling Canada out for ranking dead last among G7 countries in the percentage of land and freshwater protected for nature. CPAWS’ 2017 report “From Laggard to Leader,” encourages federal, provincial, and territorial governments to step up their protection efforts in order to conserve Canada’s natural heritage, and deliver on our international commitment.

Jul 05 17

Mikisew Cree responds to UNESCO decision on Wood Buffalo National Park
UNESCO requires Canada to turn talk of protecting Wood Buffalo National Park into action. Decision announced today sets specific actions Canada must take to keep Wood Buffalo National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, off the List of World Heritage in Danger.

Jun 27 17

Albertans encouraged to love their headwaters, celebrate water sources
Albertans are invited to “Love their headwaters” by visiting the site, learning more, and getting involved in local and regional efforts to protect this treasured resource.

Jun 07 17

UNESCO calls urgently on Canada to protect Wood Buffalo National Park.
New draft decision calls on Canada to conduct a proper assessment of Site C dam and make good on earlier promises.

Mar 16 17

CPAWS Welcomes Continued Investments in Parks in Alberta Budget 2017
The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) Southern and Northern Alberta chapters welcome today’s announcement by the government of Alberta that, as part of Budget 2017, “Working to Make Life Better,” Alberta is committed to investing in the province’s parks and protected areas, public lands management, and wildlife.

Mar 10 17

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 21 17

Canadian Environment Ministers Must Protect Caribou Habitat
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 20, 2017 CANADIAN ENVIRONMENT MINISTERS MUST PROTECT CARIBOU HABITAT TORONTO — Conservation groups are calling on federal, provincial and territorial environment ministers to act quickly to recover Caimperilederilled woodland caribou herds through habitat measures. The call comes in advance of the environment ministers’ meeting in Ottawa February 21 to 22.

Feb 06 17

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 06 17

CPAWS Responds to Parks Canada’s Announcement of Public Consultation on the Proposed Icefields Trail
CPAWS will be calling on the Minister to reject the Icefields Trail project and instead reinvest the $86.4 million in restoring science and conservation programs and capacity for Parks Canada as per the government's stated commitment to protect and conserve valuable wildlife and ecosystems. We are urging all Canadians to participate in the stakeholder engagement sessions and to voice their concerns about this proposal.

Dec 23 16

CPAWS Celebrates the Announcement of a Coordinated Path Forward for New Protected Areas
CPAWS welcomed the announcement of a process to coordinate the efforts of provincial, indigenous, federal and territorial governments that will work to establish significantly more protected areas on land across Canada.

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