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

Feb 27 17

CPAWS recommends against all-season access road to Rau property
CPAWS Yukon is requesting that the Yukon Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment Board recommend against the proposal for the 65-km all-season access road north of Mayo to the Tiger gold deposit on the Rau property. The road is being proposed by the company ATAC Resources to facilitate further exploration work as part of its Racla Gold project.

Feb 21 17

Federal, Provincial and Territorial Ministers Can Lead the Way on Protected Areas in Canada
On the eve of a ministers’ meeting to discuss conservation, wildlife and biodiversity, CPAWS encourages Canadian decision-makers to be ambitious, science-based and forward-thinking and take the opportunity to leave a legacy for future generations

Jan 10 17

Next up, Ottawa: FAQs on next steps in the Peel legal case
The Peel is not yet protected, but with a Yukon Government that now supports the Final Recommended Plan, we are much closer to this ultimate goal. Here are answers to questions you might be asking as the Supreme Court of Canada hearing draws near.

Dec 02 16

CPAWS Yukon congratulates Yukon Liberals; looks forward to Peel protection
CPAWS Yukon congratulates Sandy Silver and the Yukon Liberal Party on being elected to form Yukon’s new government. We are encouraged by statements made by the incoming government during the election regarding the protection of the Peel Watershed. In their platform, the Liberal Party pledged to “[accept] the final report of the original Peel Watershed Planning Commission.”

Nov 03 16

Peel Watershed Case One Step Closer to Ottawa
On October 19, 2016, the appellants in the Peel Watershed case (the First Nation of Na-Cho Nyak Dun, the Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in, the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation, CPAWS Yukon and the Yukon Conservation Society) filed their factum (written argument) in the Supreme Court of Canada.

Oct 12 16

This election CPAWS is taking unprecedented action to put Yukon’s environment first
CPAWS Yukon and the Yukon Conservation Society held a joint press conference on Wednesday October 12th to affirm the importance of the environment in Yukon's territorial election and announce their plans for voter outreach.

Aug 11 16

Connected to the land: Chris Rider meets the Peel community of Fort McPherson
Chris Rider, CPAWS Yukon's Executive Director, reflects on the time he spent welcoming the Youth of the Peel off the water and talking with people in Fort MacPherson who are deeply connected to the Peel.

Jul 20 16

CPAWS urges Premiers to protect Canada’s wilderness and confront climate change
As Canada’s thirteen territorial and provincial Premiers meet in Whitehorse this week to collaborate on issues of national importance, CPAWS Yukon is calling on our nation’s leaders to implement strong action on climate change, including emissions reductions and protection of Canada’s wilderness.

Jul 11 16

CPAWS National sounds alarm over Parks Canada’s shift away from nature conservation
In its latest annual report released in advance of Canada Parks Day, the national office of 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 28 16

Yukoners gather as Peel enters national spotlight
Over 130 Peel supporters came together in Whitehorse last week to hear the latest on the Peel Watershed legal case. The event followed the Supreme Court of Canada’s announcement that the application for leave to appeal filed by CPAWS Yukon and its partners had been granted and that the case will be heard in Ottawa in 2017.

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