CPAWS supports and works alongside organizations across the country to drive forward shared conservation and climate goals. Learn about our ongoing collaborations and endorsements below.
CPAWS joins the CoSphere coalition to push for the deep change needed for a better world. CoSphere works to integrate systems science with real world solutions by equipping people with knowledge and tools to orient their actions towards transformative change and building a platform and community to enable people to take action. CoSphere’s vision is for humanity to become nature-positive, actively supporting a sustainable future in which people live in harmony with nature.
Forest Stewardship Council
CPAWS endorses the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). The FSC is the only forest certification system tackling the ever-expanding footprint of forestry in Canada and around the world by including the protection of Intact Forest Landscapes and Intact Cultural Landscapes as criteria required for certification. CPAWS supports the FSC because its standards work to protect forest ecosystems, water quality, wildlife habitats, and local communities.
Green Budget Coalition
The Green Budget Coalition (GBC) – of which CPAWS is a member – is a group of 23 leading environmental organizations in Canada that analyze environmental sustainability issues and provide fiscal and budgetary recommendations to the federal government each year.
Read the Coalition’s Recommendations for Budget 2022, including putting a biodiversity lens in place for nature conservation, increasing connectivity in land and ocean protected area networks, and committing to permanent funding for protected areas.
Leader’s Pledge for Nature
CPAWS supports the Leader’s Pledge for Nature to reverse biodiversity loss by 2030. Canada’s Prime Minister joined more than 90 world leaders in signing the Leader’s Pledge for Nature at the United Nations Summit on Biodiversity in 2020. The Pledge includes a commitment to put nature and climate at the heart of COVID-19 recovery strategies and investments.
Leave No Trace Canada
Leave No Trace Canada is a national non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and inspiring responsible outdoor recreation through education, research, and partnerships. Leave No Trace builds awareness, appreciation, and respect for Canada’s wildlands. Their vision is to take the lead role in addressing and mitigating recreational impacts on Canada’s wilderness and natural area recreation resources. CPAWS is a founding partner and advocate of the Leave No Trace Canada principles.
Make Room for Nature
Make Room for Nature is an advocacy campaign undertaken in partnership by a group of Canadian environmental organizations working to protect Canada’s natural heritage for the benefit of all.
As one of the participating organizations, CPAWS is working to encourage action on Canada’s commitments to protect 25% of its land and ocean by 2025, and 30% by 2030. Sign the petition today!
#NatureForAll is a global movement to inspire, celebrate, and restore love of nature. Launched by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) in 2016, this initiative is led by three co-chairs representing the IUCN Commission on Education and Communication and the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas. CPAWS is a partner working to advance the #NatureForAll movement in Canada and globally.
One Earth One Voice/One Earth One Vote
CPAWS joins environmental groups across Canada for One Earth One Voice – an ongoing campaign to rally our collective supporters to urge the federal government to prioritize a green and just recovery. We also engage the public to vote during federal elections with nature and climate priorities in mind through our One Earth One Vote campaigns.
The OneOcean Flotilla is an collective drive to achieve maximum impact for the ocean, through alignment of international groups around marine conservation objectives. CPAWS, alongside other flotilla members, works to influence ocean protection with the right message, at the right time: to protect at least 30% of the ocean by 2030.
CPAWS is a founding member of SeaBlue Canada: a collaboration of seven organizations with extensive experience in the establishment and management of marine protected areas. SeaBlue Canada holds governments accountable for protecting Canada’s oceans and their fragile sea life.