Call for nominations: Get on board with the CPAWS National Board of Trustees!
CPAWS is seeking replacements for 5 Trustees who will be completing their terms near the end of 2013. Nominations are due by March 31, 2013. The slate of nominees will be selected by the end of May and presented to members for their approval at the Annual General Meeting on September 24th.
Lutsel K’e Dene First Nation Receives Prestigious Arctic Inspiration Prize
VANCOUVER - Members of the Lutsel K'e Dene First Nation (LKDFN) from the Northwest Territories were chosen as one of the recipients of the prestigious Arctic Inspiration Prize for their efforts to create a sustainable and prosperous future that balances conservation of a way of life and the environment with economic growth.
Québec creates Canada’s largest provincial park
Montreal -- The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) warmly welcomes the creation of Tursujuq park, announced today by the Québec government. At 26 000 km2, more than four times the size of Prince Edward Island, Tursujuq is now the largest provincial park in Canada – and among the largest protected areas in the world.
CPAWS welcomes Bowater land purchase in Nova Scotia
HALIFAX – The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) welcomes yesterday’s announcement by the Nova Scotia government that it has acquired all of the Bowater lands for sale in the province.
CPAWS joins environmental groups, First Nations in opposition to omnibus Bill C-45
TORONTO – First Nations and environmental, recreation and grassroots groups supported by more than half a million Canadians today issued an open letter opposing the federal government’s controversial second omnibus bill, C-45, as the proposed legislation enters final rounds of debate in Parliament this week.
Gill Cracknell takes the helm at CPAWS-Yukon
Whitehorse, Yukon -- The Board of the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society Yukon Chapter (CPAWS-Yukon) welcomes Gill Cracknell as Executive Director. Cracknell, who has worked for CPAWS Yukon for over 4 years, takes over from Mike Dehn, now retiring due to illness. The CPAWS Board thanks Mike for his passionate dedication to conservation.
CPAWS welcomes BC government’s move to protect woodland caribou
Vancouver – The Province of B.C. released more information on how it intends to move toward a management plan for Peace Northern Caribou today. CPAWS-BC is pleased that action is being taken to address the rapid decline of these herds, particularly in an area that is seeing increased interest from coal mining.
CPAWs joins major environmental groups to oppose Bill C-45, Jobs and Growth Act 2012
TORONTO, ON -- Once again, the federal government is proposing to make significant changes to environmental legislation without proper democratic debate, according to many of Canada’s leading environmental organizations.
CPAWS responds to federal caribou recovery strategy
Ottawa -- The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) welcomes the release today of the final federal Boreal Woodland Caribou Recovery Strategy. Overall, CPAWS notes an improvement from the draft recovery strategy released in August 2011, particularly in the way it proposes to manage the most imperilled caribou ranges. However, other sections of the strategy remain a concern, allowing too much habitat disturbance in caribou ranges to ensure their long term recovery.
CPAWS 2012 AGM
The 2012 Annual General Meeting for the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society will be held on:
November 10th, 2012 at 1pm
Victoria Park Suites Hotel
377 O’Connor Street
(note change of venue)
As required by our by-laws, you will find below a report from the Nominations Committee on the composition of our National Board of Trustees. A series of proposed changes to our by-laws will be posted with a formal notice of the Annual General Meeting on this website 30 days in advance of the meeting (on or before October 11th, 2012).
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