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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.

Reports

2017 Year in Review: Protecting Canada’s Land and Freshwater - 2017

CPAWS notes that while progress on the ground continues to be slow, there have been some positive steps taken in the last year. CPAWS offers four key recommendations for what Canada needs to do in 2018 to deliver on its 2020 conservation targets.

CPAWS Annual Report 2016-2017 - 2017

Review highlights from the past year and our current financial standing.

2017 parks report: From Laggard to Leader? -

This report examines Canada's performance relative to other countries in protecting our land and freshwater, as well as progress made towards our international commitments. 

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.

CPAWS Annual Report 2015-2016 - 2016

Review highlights from the past year and our current financial standing.

CPAWS Annual Report 2014-2015 - 2015

Review the highlights from the past year and our current financial standing.

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.*

Executive Summary: Protecting Canada’s National Parks - July 2016
Protecting Canada’s National Parks: A call for renewed commitment to nature conservation - July 2016

In its latest annual report released in advance of Canada Parks Day, the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) is calling on Parks Canada to re-focus on its legal obligation to protect nature as the first priority for managing our national parks, and to immediately stop development in Banff and Jasper National Parks.

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