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CPAWS believes that conservation should be based on sound science. That's why CPAWS researchers and affiliates are staying on the cutting edge of conservation biology. Here are some of our recent reports.

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Executive Summary: Dare to be Deep, SeaStates Report on North America’s MPAs - June 2016
Dare to be Deep: SeaStates Report on North America’s Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) - June 2016

In the first ever joint assessment of progress on marine protected areas (MPAs) in North America, the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) and the Marine Conservation Institute (MCI) find Canada, Mexico and the USA have a long way to go to collectively and individually reach international and national targets to protect at least 10% of the continental ocean estate.*

Oceans Report 2015: Dare to be Deep: Are Canada’s Marine Protected Areas Really ‘Protected’? - June 2015

The question we pose in this report is ‘how well do Canada’s marine protected areas actually protect ocean ecosystems from industrial activities?’ This seems like a fairly straightforward question, yet it turned out to be much more difficult to answer than we expected, and the information we uncovered is worrying.

Oceans Report: Dare to be Deep: Charting Canada’s Course to 2020 - 2014

The ocean supports a tremendous diversity of life from coastal areas to the deep sea, and contains 99% of the space available for life on Earth. From plankton to whales, marine species live in a delicate balance that can easily be disturbed by human activities, and cause a domino effect on species half-way around the world.

Canadian Wilderness Fall 2013 - 2013

This issue of Canadian Wilderness commemorates what CPAWS has accomplished in its first half century. It profiles some of the leaders who have built our organization over those 50 years and some of the staff and volunteers who carry on that tradition today.

Final report on oceans protection progress: How deep did Canada dare? - 2012

Report on oceans conservation finds Canada has made limited gains in protecting our coastal waters, with the federal government and other levels moving at too slow a pace to meet the challenge issued by the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) to protect 12 special marine areas by December 2012.

Oceans Report 2012 - 2012

Is Canada on track to create 12 new marine protected areas by December 2012? Read the news release.

Science-based Guidelines for Marine Protected Areas and MPA Networks in Canada: Quick Reference - 2011

A quick overview of the Science-based Guidelines for Marine Protected Areas and MPA Networks in Canada

Canadian Wilderness, Spring 2011 - 2011

Protecting Canada's oceans and great freshwater lakes

  • The good and bad news about marine protection
  • Twelve new marine protected areas we’d like to see by the end of 2012.

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