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

Dec 06 17

Job Posting for Marine Coordinator

Aug 25 17

Job Posting for Conservation Coordinator with Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (NL)

Jul 24 17

Canada lags the world in land protection, but improved performance possible
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 last among G7 countries in the percentage of land and freshwater protected for nature. CPAWS’ 2017 report “From Laggard to Leader? Canada's renewed focus on protecting nature could deliver results,” 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.

Jun 21 17

Conservation group expresses concerns about draft regulations for Laurentian Channel MPA
The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) is deeply concerned about the draft regulations, released today, for the Laurentian Channel marine protected area (MPA) off the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Jun 21 17

Changes to Canada’s Oceans Act a good start say conservationists, but more is needed
The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) welcomed the proposed changes to the Oceans Act and the Canada Petroleum Resources Act tabled in the House of Commons on 15 June 2017.

May 23 17

House of Assembly passes unanimous resolution for more protected areas
On May 10th, the Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly passed a private member’s resolution in support of the provincial government establishing more protected areas.

Mar 03 17

CPAWS NL Concerned About Status of Natural Areas System Plan
The Newfoundland and Labrador Chapter of the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS NL) is concerned about the recent changes made by the provincial government to the Department of Environment and Climate Change.

Jul 15 16

UNESCO World Heritage Committee repeats buffer zone recommendation for Gros Morne
CPAWS welcomes the UNESCO World Heritage Committee’s formal approval of its recommendation that Canada establish a buffer zone around Gros Morne National Park to protect the park from potential petroleum development in the surrounding area.

Jul 11 16

CPAWS sounds alarm over Parks Canada’s shift away from nature conservation in our national parks
In its latest annual report released in advance of Canada Parks Day, the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) is calling on Parks Canada to re-focus on its legal obligation to protect nature as the first priority for managing our national parks, and to immediately stop development in Banff and Jasper National Parks.

Jun 10 16

CPAWS applauds bill to fix Rouge National Urban Park Act
CPAWS welcomes Bill C18

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