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

Jul 24 17

Le Canada accuse un retard par rapport au reste du monde dans la protection du territoire.
Fredericton, le 24 juillet 2017 – Dans son plus récent rapport sur l’état des aires protégées au Canada, la Société pour la nature et les parcs du Canada (SNAP) presse le/la Nouveau-Brunswick de redoubler d’efforts afin de protéger plus de terres d’ici 2020. Dans son rapport 2017, De retardataire à chef de file ? L’intérêt renouvelé du Canada pour la protection de la nature pourrait donner des résultats, la SNAP encourage les gouvernements fédéral, provinciaux et territoriaux à déployer davantage d’efforts afin de protéger et conserver le patrimoine naturel du Canada et ainsi respecter notre engagement international.

Jul 24 17

Canada lags the world in land protection. New Brunswick needs to step up
In its latest annual report on the state of protected areas in Canada, the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) is calling upon New Brunswick to step up efforts to protect more land by 2020. CPAWS’ 2017 report “From Laggard to Leader? Canada's renewed focus on protecting nature could deliver results” calls Canada out for ranking last among G7 countries in the percentage of land and freshwater protected for conservation purposes, and encourages governments to conserve Canada’s natural heritage, starting by delivering on their international commitment. New Brunswick ranks 2nd to last among the Canadian provinces and territories.

Jun 07 17

CPAWS expresses concern about Canada’s approach to Other Effective Area-based Conservation Measures
The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) today responded to Minister Dominic LeBlanc’s announcement about Fisheries and Oceans Canada policy and sites regarding Other Effective Area-based Conservation Measures (OECMs).

Apr 10 17

Commentary: New Brunswick needs to protect more natural areas
This commentary appeared in The Daily Gleaner on April 5, 2017.

Feb 04 17

Commentary: Conservation action needed on our oceans
As part of global efforts to help conserve our oceans, the federal government has committed to significantly increasing Canada’s marine protected areas. We are committed to protecting 10 per cent of Canada’s oceans by 2020, and we are now at less than one per cent.

Dec 26 16

Out With the Old Year, In With the New!
The past year has been very busy for the staff and volunteers of CPAWS NB and 2017 looks to be even busier. Here are some of the highlights.

Nov 21 16

CPAWS NB Submission on the Proposed Mount Carleton Snowmobile Hub Project
CPAWS is the only nationwide charity dedicated solely to protecting our public land and water, and ensuring our parks are managed to protect the nature within them. We have been very concerned about plans to develop the snowmobile trail network within Mount Carleton Provincial Park, and especially plans to develop the trail up Mount Carleton itself for snowmobile use. Having reviewed the Environmental Assessment Registration document, we remain very concerned due to errors and gaps within the document itself. Our concerns and unanswered questions are itemized below.

Nov 17 16

Public consultation on snowmobile development at Mount Carleton
Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society - New Brunswick Chapter (CPAWS NB) is encouraging New Brunswickers to get involved in a public consultation on the provincial government’s proposed construction of snowmobile trails and hub in Mount Carleton Provincial Park. The provincial Department of Tourism, Heritage and Culture has released an environmental assessment report on the proposal, and has invited members of the public to submit comments before November 21.

Nov 17 16

consultation publique sur la proposition des sentiers pour la motoneige dans Mont Carleton
La Société pour la nature et les parcs du Canada - Section Nouveau-Brunswick (SNAP NB) encourage les Néo-Brunswickois à participer dans une consultation publique sur la proposition du gouvernement provincial de construire des sentiers et un carrefour pour la motoneige dans le Parc provincial du Mont Carleton. Le Ministère du Tourisme, du Patrimoine et de la Culture de la province a publié un rapport sur l'évaluation environnementale de la proposition et il a invité les membres du public à soumettre leurs commentaires avant le 21 novembre.

Sep 01 16

Presentation to the Legislative Committee on Climate Change
The following is the text of the presentation Roberta Clowater, executive director of CPAWS NB, made to the NB Legislative Committee on Climate Change.

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