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

Jul 09 15

GNWT public consultations on Thaidene Nene start July 15th!
Now is the time to voice your support for establishing adjacent territorial and national parks in Thaidene Nene – and to ensure the territorial park is big enough, and that the territorial legislation is strong enough, to protect Thaidene Nene’s amazing natural and cultural values, forever. Visit the Land of the Ancestors newsroom for details on public consultation sessions.

Jun 30 15

2015 Love the Land Photo Contest is now open!
Announcing CPAWS-NWT’s fourth annual photo contest! Loving the land is the heart of CPAWS-NWT’s work. Once again this year, we invite you to share YOUR love of the land through our fourth annual Photo Contest. Submit your photos from across the NWT for a chance to have your image published in our 2016 Love the Land Calendar.

Jun 23 15

Opportunity for Input: Proposed NWT Boreal Caribou Recovery Strategy
Your participation in the development of the NWT boreal caribou recovery strategy and ongoing support of timely and effective implementation of objectives and actions is an important way to ensure that the recovery strategy is an effective stewardship and resource management tool.

May 12 15

Northern National Parks: Models from Across Canada
When a new national park is proposed, residents often wonder whether the designation will limit their on-going use and enjoyment of the area. In recent years, northern national parks have typically been established in a way that enables continued land use and renewable resource harvesting by non-aboriginal residents while protecting its ecological and cultural values.

May 07 15

Thaidene Nene featured in Conservation Alliance News
The Conservation Alliance supports CPAWS' collaborative work to establish Thaidene Nene, and they have featured it on their news page today. Read the update - including photos from the CPAWS trip to Lutsel K'e in April - on the Conservation Alliance website.

Apr 02 15

LKDFN and GNWT issue press releases on Thaidene Nene progress
Exciting news from both the LKDFN and the GNWT about their significant progress together towards establishing Thaidene Nene! Both governments have issued press releases this week, detailing their collaborative work on this made-in-the-north protected area, as well as many of the benefits that Thaidene Nene will bring to NWT residents.

Apr 02 15

Correcting the record on Thaidene Nene: April 1, 2015
News North’s recent reporting on recent discussions between Łutsel K’e Dene First Nation and the Government of the Northwest Territories on the establishment of Thaidene Nene is wrong on several key points. Allow me to correct the record.

Dec 17 14

Read our Fall/Winter Issue of Nahedeh Notes
Our latest newsletter is out! Click on the image for a preview of the 2015 Love the Land Calendar, the latest on Thaidene Nene, and to learn about some of the interesting people we are privileged to work with. Happy New Year!

Dec 16 14

CPAWS 2014 Annual Boreal Caribou Report
In its second annual review of governments' efforts to conserve Canada's boreal woodland caribou, the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) finds that threats from industrial development to this species have continued to increase while conservation and restoration efforts have shown little progress across the country.

Dec 09 14

Mikisew Cree Petitions UNESCO to list Wood Buffalo NP as World Heritage Site in Danger
The Mikisew Cree First Nation is asking UNESCO to place Wood Buffalo National Park on its List of World Heritage Sites in Danger due to growing threats from hydro-electric developments and oil and gas activities. The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) and other concerned groups are supporting the petition.

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