Oct 13 13

Read more

CPAWS-BC hosts dives to examine unique glass sponge reefs
Vancouver – Today a team of scientists begins two days of submarine dives in Howe Sound in the Strait of Georgia to examine the state of ancient and mysterious glass sponge reefs discovered just 12 years ago in this area.

Oct 02 13

Read more

Giant Map Tour Shows Importance of Boreal Forest to Canadian Environment and Economy

October 2, 2013, OTTAWA – The Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement (CBFA) Secretariat today launched its On the Move campaign with the unveiling of a giant, traveling map of the boreal forest that will tour Canada to showcase the unprecedented Agreement between the forest industry and environmental organizations.

The Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement is the largest conservation initiative of its kind in the world. It’s only fitting you should have a large canvas to illustrate it,” said CBFA Executive Director Aran O’Carroll.

Sep 18 13

Read more

CPAWS welcomes announcement of emergency order to protect critically endangered sage grouse
CPAWS welcomes the federal government's announcement that it will impose an emergency protection order under the federal Species at Risk Act for the greater sage grouse – a critically endangered grassland bird that lives in southern Alberta and Saskatchewan. This will be the first time the government has issued an emergency protection measure under the federal Species at Risk Act, and will be an important step forward in fully implementing the federal Species at Risk Act. With fewer than 150 greater sage grouse left in Canada, the emergency protection order will impose obligatory restrictions to industrial use in an effort to protect the remaining habitat of this critically endangered bird.

Aug 20 13

Read more

CPAWS announces TD Bank Group’s support of Woodland Caribou and Boreal Forest protection

OTTAWA – August 20, 2013 – The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) is pleased to announce TD Bank Group’s commitment to support conservation work in Canada’s Boreal forest.

CPAWS' campaign to protect at least half of Canada's Boreal forests focuses on protecting the habitat of Canada's remaining woodland caribou. Caribou are essential to the health of the Boreal. Where woodland caribou thrive, the Boreal forest thrives; where they have disappeared, the forest has been compromised.

Aug 01 13

Read more

Nova Scotia releases final protected areas plan

HALIFAX – The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) welcomes today’s announcement by the Nova Scotia government that it will protect huge swaths of the province for conservation. In total, approximately a quarter million hectares of land will be added to the parks an protected areas system in Nova Scotia.

“Nova Scotia is emerging as a leader in Canada for the protection of wilderness,” says Chris Miller, National Conservation Biologist for CPAWS. “Great progress is being made protecting the most ecologically significant areas of the province, including important coastal areas, large intact forests, and rare species habitat.”

Jul 23 13

Read more

CPAWS 2013 AGM Notice and Nominations for the CPAWS National Board Announcement
The CPAWS Annual General Meeting will be held via conference call at 8:00 PM (ET) on September 23, 2013.

Jul 15 13

Read more

One step forward, two steps back for Canada’s parks: CPAWS’ 2013 State of Canada’s Parks Report

Ottawa – In the run-up to Canada’s Parks Day on the 3rd Saturday in July, the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) is releasing its 5th annual report on how Canada’s parks are faring. The report highlights some good news in the past year on creating new parks, including Tursujuq in Quebec announced in December – which is now Canada’s largest provincial park.

But CPAWS also warns that problematic trends continue, including inappropriate industrial and commercial developments, cutbacks to national parks and weakening commitments in some areas to expanding parklands. CPAWS has also identified opportunities across Canada where governments could take action to shift these trends in a more positive direction over the next year.

Jun 19 13

Read more

CPAWS welcomes Sable Island National Park Reserve

HALIFAX – The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) welcomes the protection of Sable Island as a national park reserve. The legislation to create the national park reserve becomes law today.

“This is an important step for the protection of Sable Island’s unique ecosystems,” says Chris Miller, National Conservation Biologist for CPAWS, based in Nova Scotia. “Sable Island holds a special place in the hearts and minds of many Canadians and is deserving of the highest level of protection that can be afforded.”

Jun 12 13

Read more

Adventurer Bruce Kirkby attempts Southern Strait of Georgia crossing by stand-up paddleboard
Vancouver -- In support of wilderness conservation, Canadian writer and adventurer Bruce Kirkby will be embarking on an ambitious crossing of B.C.'s Southern Strait of Georgia from Vancouver to Victoria by stand-up paddleboard, setting out on June 13th at 10 AM from Vancouver’s Spanish Banks and aiming to land at Victoria Harbour at 10 AM on June 17th. Kirkby is undertaking this trip as part of The Big Wild Challenge, a new fundraising project for the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) developed with Mountain Equipment Co-op that invites people to dedicate their outdoor adventures to wilderness conservation.

May 21 13

Read more

Environmental groups suspend further work with Resolute under Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement

Commitment to ongoing work with other forestry companies remains strong

On the third anniversary of the signing of the historic Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement (CBFA), environmental signatories are suspending further work with Resolute Forest Products. We remain committed to continuing our work with other signatory companies to plan for protection of critical Boreal woodland caribou habitat and sustainable forest management practices.

Page 3 of 44  < 1 2 3 4 5 >  Last ›