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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.

Archives for parks

2009 Parks Report - 2009

CPAWS' annual state of the parks report

Gatineau Park: A threatened treasure - 2008
Potential Impact of a new National Park (Wolf Lake, Yukon) - 2007

A report examining the possible economic effects of a park on the Yukon/BC border (March 2005)

Big animals and small parks - 2006

Implications of wildlife distribution and movements for the expansion of Nahanni National Park Reserve.

Author: John L. Weaver

Canadian Wilderness, Spring 2010 -

CPAWS' National Magazine, the Spring 2010 issue.

What are parks for?

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  • What are parks for?
    Finding the balance between visitor enjoyment of parks and protecting nature.
  • It’s the International Year of Biodiversity
    Meet some of the amazing critters whose homes CPAWS is working to protect.


  • President's desk:  Welcome our new President, Oliver Kent
  • Conservation Watch: Wins for western wilderness, and Banff's birthday
  • CPAWS News across Canada: New parks, and support for protected areas
A New Climate for Conservation: Nature Carbon and Climate Change in BC - January 2010

A New Climate for Conservation: Nature, Carbon and Climate Change in British Columbia explores the role of nature conservation in a climate action strategy for ecological adaptation (Part 1) and ecological mitigation
(Part 2), with the key recommendation to develop a comprehensive and integrated Nature Conservation and Climate Action Strategy for the Province of British Columbia. This report was commissioned by the Working Group on Biodiversity, Forests and Climate, an alliance of Environmental Non-governmental Organizations (ENGOs) including: B.C. Spaces for Nature, Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society, David Suzuki Foundation, ForestEthics, Land Trust Alliance of B.C., West Coast Environmental Law, and Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative.

2010 Parks Report - 2010

How is wildlife faring in Canada's parks?

2008 Parks Report - 2008

Canada made great progress in creating new parks in 2007-2008.

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