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Oct 05 17

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CPAWS applauds government commitment to establishing minimum standards for marine protected areas
The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) applauds the government for recognizing the need for minimum protection standards for Canada’s marine protected areas (MPAs) and for announcing the establishment of a new advisory panel to the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard on the development of these standards.

Oct 05 17

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Conservationists call on Canadian governments to act now to protect caribou habitat
The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) is calling on Canada’s governments to act now to protect boreal caribou habitat across the nation to curb the continued decline of this iconic Canadian species.

Sep 08 17

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Canada to Host Major International MPA Conference in 2021
The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) is delighted to announce that Canada will be hosting the 5th International Marine Protected Area Congress (IMPAC 5) in Vancouver, Canada, in 2021.

Aug 24 17

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Conservationists welcome Canada’s largest marine protected area & call for strong protection of site
The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) congratulates the Qikitani Inuit Association, Government of Nunavut, and Environment and Climate Change Canada on the recent announcement of the new and larger final boundary for the proposed Tallurutiup Imanga/Lancaster Sound National Marine Conservation Area.

Aug 09 17

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Conservationists urge government to establish Marine Protected Areas to protect endangered whales
According to the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS), urgent measures need to be taken to protect Canada’s endangered whales. The establishment of marine protected areas that provide much needed protection from vessel noise and ship strikes, entanglement with fishing gear, pollution, and oil and gas activities are vital to our whales and other species’ survival.

Jul 31 17

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AGM Notice 2017
Annual General Meeting Notice 2017: The CPAWS Annual General Meeting will be held by conference call on Monday, September 25, at 8:00 p.m. Eastern. To confirm your attendance, please contact Andrée Charlebois at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) and she will provide you with call-in information and circulate the AGM agenda in advance of the meeting.

Jul 19 17

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Canada lags the world in land protection, but improved performance possible
In its latest annual report on the state of protected areas in Canada, the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) is calling Canada out for ranking last among G7 countries in the percentage of land and freshwater protected for nature. CPAWS’ 2017 report “From Laggard to Leader? Canada's renewed focus on protecting nature could deliver results,” encourages federal, provincial, and territorial governments to step up their protection efforts in order to conserve Canada’s natural heritage, and deliver on our international commitment.

Jul 14 17

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Let’s Celebrate Parks Day by Reconfirming Our Commitment to Nature
Ottawa – Saturday, July 15th is Parks Day across Canada – an annual celebration of the nature and wilderness protected in Canada’s national, provincial, and territorial parks. Parks have been a big part of Canada’s 150 celebrations, with the federal government offering free passes to all national parks in 2017. This has captured Canada’s collective imagination and encouraged Canadians across the country to get outside in their local national park or to travel across the country to the special places they’ve always wanted to see.

Jul 05 17

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Mikisew Cree responds to UNESCO decision on Wood Buffalo National Park
UNESCO requires Canada to turn talk of protecting Wood Buffalo National Park into action. Decision announced today sets specific actions Canada must take to keep Wood Buffalo National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, off the List of World Heritage in Danger.

Jun 21 17

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Conservation group expresses concerns about draft regulations for Laurentian Channel MPA
The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) is deeply concerned about the draft regulations, released today, for the Laurentian Channel marine protected area (MPA) off the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador.

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