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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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2016 UPDATE: Boreal Woodland Caribou Conservation in Canada - December 2016

Before October 2017, the federal government will need to report on the progress that has been made by all governments in implementing, and meeting the objectives of, the national boreal woodland caribou recovery strategy released in 2012 under the Species-at-risk Act (SARA). Earlier this year, CPAWS started a one-year clock, hoping to inspire governments to act before this first report. Looking across Canada today, it will be difficult to demonstrate that sufficient action has been taken to protect caribou.

2015 UPDATE: Boreal Woodland Caribou Conservation in Canada - 2015

The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) has been conducting annual reviews of progress by federal, provincial and territorial governments to protect and recover Canada’s remaining boreal woodland caribou1 populations since 2013, the year after the Recovery Strategy for the Woodland Caribou (Rangifer tarandus caribou), Boreal population, in Canada2 was issued by the federal government under the Species at Risk Act (SARA).

Canadian Wilderness, Fall 2015 - Fall 2015

Partnering for conservation: How indegnous peoples and CPAWS are working together to protect ancestral territories.

Looking for Action: Caribou losing ground - December 2014

This report is our second annual review of Canada’s progress in conserving boreal woodland caribou habitat since the 2012 release of the federal recovery strategy for boreal caribou under the Species-at-Risk Act (SARA).

Population Critical: How are Canada’s Boreal Woodland Caribou Faring? - 2013

In our first annual assessment of how well provinces and territories are doing in meeting their obligations to protect boreal caribou since the federal recovery strategy for the species was released in 2012, the majority get bottom marks for lagging so far behind in protecting one of Canada’s most iconic species at risk.

CPAWS Public Forest Carbon Briefing Notes, April 2009 - 2009
Out of Balance - 2007

A revealing look at how public forests are managed in the Whiskey Jack Forest of Ontario.

Ontario’s Timber Harvesting Levels - 2007

Science or wishful thinking? A surprising look at how little sustainability is accounted for in forest modeling. (August 2007)

Status report on protected areas requirements for FSC-certified companies in Canada - 2007
Wood, jobs and wilderness - 2007

The future of Ontario's forests

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