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Here you'll find official news releases from CPAWS.

Apr 20 17

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CPAWS takes federal Minister to court over Boreal Caribou Habitat Protection
The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) filed a lawsuit against the federal Minister of the Environment and Climate Change.

Mar 24 17

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House of Commons Committee Report Recommends Scaled Up Action on Protected Natural Areas
CPAWS welcomes the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development’s report on protected areas, tabled today in the House of Commons, that makes sweeping recommendations to the federal government to expand and improve Canada’s protected areas networks to reverse the declining health of our country’s ecosystems.

Mar 17 17

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Protecting the Peel Watershed: Voice’s from Canada’s North
The exhibition Protecting the Peel Watershed: Voices from Canada’s North presents the faces and voices of people most deeply connected to one of our country’s last unspoiled and globally celebrated wilderness areas, the Peel Watershed in northern Yukon.

Mar 13 17

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New $10,000 conservation prize honours slain philanthropist
Nominations are now open for the inaugural $10,000 Glen Davis Conservation Leadership Prize to honour the slain philanthropist, and to reward a conservation hero in financial need.

Mar 10 17

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United Nations Report Concludes Canada is Failing to Protect Wood Buffalo National Park
Canada has failed to protect its largest World Heritage Site. A 10-day monitoring mission to Wood Buffalo National Park has resulted in a UN report strongly criticizing Canada. The park risks the embarrassment of joining the list of UNESCO’s List of World Heritage in Danger.

Feb 22 17

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CPAWS Welcomes Passage of Bill C-18 Through House of Commons
CPAWS welcomed today’s passage at third reading of Bill C-18, which strengthens the Rouge National Urban Park Act to ensure that nature conservation is the first priority for managing the park.

Feb 21 17

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Federal, Provincial and Territorial Ministers Can Lead the Way on Protected Areas in Canada
The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) launched an important challenge to Canadian decision-makers on the eve of a ministers’ meeting to discuss conservation, wildlife and biodiversity.

Feb 15 17

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Saving Canada’s Sea of Glass: Conservation groups welcome Canada’s newest MPA
The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) is celebrating a new marine protected area for Canada’s ancient and unique glass sponge reefs, which CPAWS has been working to protect for over 16 years.

Feb 06 17

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CPAWS celebrates historic return of bison to Banff National Park
The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (“CPAWS”) celebrates Parks Canada’s reintroduction of Plains Bison to Banff National Park. After a tumultuous history, and coming dangerously close to extinction in the late 1800’s, Plains Bison (Bison bison) will make a monumental return to the wild in their historic home in the Canadian Rockies.

Jan 27 17

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CPAWS submits recommendations to Minister’s Round Table on Parks Canada
Read CPAWS' recommendations to the Round Table on Parks Canada.

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