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Sep 15 15

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Broad-based group of Canadians demands a stop to commercialization of Canada’s national parks.
Banff, AB. – September 16, 2015 – Today a diverse group of Canadians with a deep concern for the well-being of our national parks gathered in Banff to call for an end to inappropriate commercialization of Canada’s national parks. Recent commercial projects in Banff and Jasper National Parks have privatized public spaces and threatened the very framework that controls development in our parks.

Sep 09 15

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CPAWS Special Report on commercial development threats to our national parks
There is a crisis in Canada’s national parks. A rash of commercial development projects have been approved in Banff and Jasper, and similar development pressures are now spilling over into other national parks as well. CPAWS’ Special Report highlights the growing list of commercial developments that are close to final approval, or have already been completed in recent years.

Sep 04 15

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Alberta’s Castle wilderness to be protected!
Blairmore, Alberta -- Albertans today are celebrating the long-awaited creation of two new protected areas in Alberta. After more than 40 years of pressure from local business, advocates and community members, the remainder of the Castle Special Place has been protected as a Provincial Park and Wildland Provincial Park, completing the protection of ~1000 km2 region.

Aug 13 15

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Federal Election 2015 – Vote for Nature!
On October 19th, Canadians will elect the next federal government. Elections are a key opportunity to encourage politicians to take action on conservation. The reason is simple: 90% of Canada’s land and 100% of our oceans are publicly owned. This means our politicians make the decisions on how this land and ocean is used.

Jul 30 15

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First Nation to help manage park reserve
Taken from The Globe and Mail, Thursday, July 30, 2015 (link to article), by Gloria Galloway Ottawa is entering into an unprecedented agreement with a First Nation and the Northwest Territories to create a new national park reserve that they will co-manage.

Jul 30 15

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CPAWS 2015 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 28, 2015. For more information, please contact us at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or by phone at: 1-800-333-9453

Jul 29 15

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CPAWS welcomes important progress towards protecting Thaidene Nene
Lutsel K’e, NWT – Today’s release by the federal government of its proposed boundary for Thaidene Nene National Park Reserve marks a significant next step in finalizing the protection of the magnificent wilderness area around the East Arm of Great Slave Lake that is also the heart of the homeland of the Lutsel K’e Dene First Nation

Jul 12 15

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Canada lagging behind other countries on wilderness protection: CPAWS report
Ottawa – In its latest annual report released in advance of Canada Parks Day, the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) is calling Canada out for falling behind most other countries in protecting its land and fresh water. CPAWS’ 2015 report, Protecting Canada: Is it in our nature? assesses whether our governments are on track to meet their collective international commitment to protect at least 17% of our land and fresh water by 2020, and to improve the quality of our protected areas.

Jun 26 15

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Proposed Hecate Strait Marine Protected Area regulations too weak: CPAWS
Vancouver, B.C. – 26th June 2015 – The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) welcomes progress on a new marine protected area for rare glass sponge reefs in northern B.C.’s Hecate Strait but has concerns that draft regulations posted this week will not do enough to save them.

May 31 15

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New CPAWS report underlines weaknesses in Canada’s marine protected areas
Ottawa -- In its annual report released today on Canada’s progress in protecting its ocean, the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) has found that the regulations and policies governing existing marine protected areas (MPAs) are too often weak or confusing.

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