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Success! Gwaii Haanas NMCA approved by Parliament

Last week, we asked CPAWS supporters to help secure Parliamentary approval for establishing Gwaii Haanas National Marine Conservation Area Reserve and Haida Heritage Site in British Columbia.  They sent hundreds of letters to all political parties, and we are delighted to report that, by unanimous vote of the House of Commons and Senate Committees, the proposal has been approved! 

This magical 3500 square kilometer seascape surrounding Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve will now conserve, for the first time ever in the world, a spectacular wilderness that extends from the mountain tops of Gwaii Haanas National Park to the deepest seabed of the surrounding National Marine Conservation Area.

CPAWS congratulates the Haida Nation who worked for decades, with Parks Canada, CPAWS and many others to conserve this very special place.

And we sincerely thank the members of the Parliamentary Committees who set aside their political differences to support protection of Canada\'s treasured natural heritage.

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