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

Dec 01 17

Downstream Indigenous communities unite to call on BC government to cancel Site C Project
A group of Indigenous communities from across the Mackenzie River Basin has jointly called upon BC Premier Horgan to cancel the Site C Project.

Nov 15 17

Wood Buffalo National Park Receives Worst Conservation Outlook for World Heritage Sites in Canada
Wood Buffalo National Park Receives Worst Conservation Outlook for World Heritage Sites in Canada Indigenous communities and conservation groups call for Canada to take appropriate action EDMONTON – This week the International Union on the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) released its 2017 World Heritage Outlook – an assessment that looks at threats to the conservation of natural World Heritage sites around the world.

Oct 19 17

Beer partnership highlights conservation opportunity in Alberta
You can’t have great beer without great water.

Oct 05 17

North America awaits Alberta’s leadership on legislatively protected areas for boreal caribou
On the morning of Canadian federal deadline, international community anticipates delivery on commitment for permanent legislative protection of 1.8 million hectares of land for caribou.

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.

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