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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.

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.

Dec 21 16

Canada’s Boreal Woodland Caribou at Continued Risk
In its fourth annual review of government action to conserve Canada's boreal caribou, the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) finds there has been spotted progress – with too few jurisdictions showing significant leadership in protecting the species that long graced our 25-cent piece.

Dec 06 16

Over 18,000 Albertans Call for Habitat Conservation for Caribou
On Monday, December 5th, forty grade 3 students from Elmwood Elementary School along with staff from the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society’s (CPAWS) Northern Alberta chapter presented Minister of Environment and Parks Shannon Phillips and Minister of Education David Eggen with petition signatures from concerned citizens across Alberta calling for the government to protect the province’s boreal woodland Caribou.

Jun 29 16

Y2Y Has High Expectations Ahead of North Saskatchewan RAC Advice
Canmore, AB - The Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative (Y2Y) is calling on the government of Alberta to protect the province’s headwaters by ensuring the highest level of conservation is applied in the North Saskatchewan Regional Land Use Plan (NSRP). Y2Y expects that the province will soon release the draft recommendations report of the Regional Advisory Council (RAC) for the NSRP.

Jun 08 16

CPAWS’ Response to Alberta’s Caribou Action Plan
EDMONTON – The Government of Alberta’s release of Alberta’s Caribou Action Plan is a step in the right direction to achieving self-sustaining caribou populations in Alberta. CPAWS welcomes the announcement of over 1.8 million hectares of permanent protection in four caribou ranges in northwestern Alberta.

May 15 16

CPAWS Northern Alberta Releases First Caribou Report
EDMONTON – Today, the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) Northern Alberta chapter publicly releases the first of three reports illustrating on-the-ground status of and threats to Alberta's boreal woodland caribou. The reports are the first of their kind in Alberta – the first publicly available, science-based assessment that illustrates where in Alberta's boreal forest conservation efforts, legislated protection, and immediate forest restoration need to occur in order to bring Alberta's caribou back from the brink.

Apr 18 16

CPAWS Reacts to Alberta Budget 2016
EDMONTON – The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) Southern and Northern Alberta chapters are coming together in Edmonton today to meet with MLAs and Minister of Environment and Parks Shannon Phillips to discuss the government's commitment to environmental initiatives announced in last Thursday's budget. On the agenda: increasing Alberta’s parks and protected areas network and managing land-use across the province.

Feb 10 16

Federal Court Decision on Maligne Lake Legal Challenge
EDMONTON – Conservation groups remain hopeful that a concept proposal for overnight commercial accommodations at Maligne Lake in Jasper National Park will be stopped after a Federal Court ruling confirmed that proposals violating park management plans cannot be approved.

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