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Nov 24 15

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SNAP Quebec welcomes Alain Branchaud as new Executive Director
Montréal, November 23, 2015 - It is with great pleasure that the president of SNAP Quebec, Hughes Imbeault-Téreault, welcomes biologist Alain Branchaud to the Executive Director role. Alain will be bringing 20 years of conservation experience to the team.

Nov 09 15

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Court of Appeal upholds integrity of Final Agreements; Sends the Peel Back to the Drawing Board
Earlier today, Chief Justice Bauman, Madam Justice Smith and Justice Goepel of the Yukon Court of Appeal confirmed the Yukon Government failed to honour its treaty obligations with respect to the Peel Watershed Land Use Plan. This ruling vindicates arguments advanced by the First Nation of Na-cho Nyäk Dun, Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in, Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation, Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society Yukon Chapter (CPAWS Yukon) and the Yukon Conservation Society (YCS) that land-planning provisions of the Umbrella Final Agreement (UFA) are binding on the Yukon Government. The Court further upheld the trial judge’s finding that the Yukon Government’s Plan for the Peel Watershed is a legal nullity.

Oct 27 15

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CPAWS in court to defend Jasper National Park from inappropriate development
Approval of concept plan to add overnight commercial accommodation at Maligne Lake threatens park protection, groups say EDMONTON — Conservation groups are in court today to challenge Parks Canada’s approval of a concept plan to build overnight commercial accommodations at Maligne Lake in Jasper National Park, alleging that it would undermine the law and set a dangerous precedent for protection of Canada’s national parks.

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

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