News

Here you'll find official news releases from CPAWS Northern Alberta.

Jul 24 17
Canada last among G7 countries in land protection, but improved performance possible

July 24, 2017
 

ALBERTA – 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 dead last among G7 countries in the percentage of land and freshwater protected for nature. CPAWS’ 2017 report...


Jul 05 17
Mikisew Cree responds to UNESCO decision on Wood Buffalo National Park

Mikisew Cree First Nation Responds to UNESCO World Heritage Committee 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...


Jun 27 17
Albertans encouraged to love their headwaters, celebrate water sources

 

MEDIA RELEASE
June 27, 2017

Today Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative (Y2Y) and the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) launched a new program to bring Albertans together with a simple message: Love your headwaters.

“Albertans need reliable clean water,” says...


Jun 07 17
UNESCO calls urgently on Canada to protect Wood Buffalo National Park.

June 5, 2017, FORT MCMURRAY – The UN’s World Heritage Committee is preparing to push Canada for immediate action to better protect Wood Buffalo National Park following Friday’s release of a strong decision proposed for the 40th session of the World Heritage Committee this summer.

The draft...


Mar 16 17
CPAWS Welcomes Continued Investments in Parks in Alberta Budget 2017

THURSDAY, MARCH 16, 2017

EDMONTON – The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) Southern and Northern Alberta chapters welcome today’s announcement by the government of Alberta that, as part of Budget 2017, “Working to Make Life Better,” Alberta is committed to investing in the province’s...


Mar 10 17
United Nations Report Concludes Canada is Failing to Protect Wood Buffalo National Park

United Nations Report Concludes Canada is Failing to Protect Wood Buffalo National Park.
Site C, Oil Sands Threaten Canada’s Largest World Heritage Site.

March 10, 2017, EDMONTON— Canada has failed to protect its largest World Heritage Site. A 10-day monitoring mission to Wood Buffalo National...


Feb 21 17
Canadian Environment Ministers Must Protect Caribou Habitat


 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

February 20, 2017

CANADIAN ENVIRONMENT MINISTERS MUST PROTECT CARIBOU HABITAT

TORONTO — Conservation groups are calling on federal, provincial and territorial environment ministers to act quickly to recover Caimperilederilled woodland caribou herds...


Feb 06 17
CPAWS Celebrates Historic Return of Bison to Banff National Park

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, February 6, 2017

CPAWS CELEBRATES HISTORIC RETURN OF BISON TO BANFF NATIONAL PARK

ALBERTA – The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (“CPAWS”) celebrates Parks Canada’s reintroduction of Plains Bison to Banff National Park.

After a tumultuous history, and...


Jan 06 17
CPAWS Responds to Parks Canada’s Announcement of Public Consultation on the Proposed Icefields Trail

January 5, 2017

Alberta – In a News Release today, Parks Canada announced that it will be consulting with Canadians on the proposed “Icefields Trail” project, a new bike and walking trail from Jasper to the Columbia Icefield. This project was announced with no prior public discussion in the...


Dec 23 16
CPAWS Celebrates the Announcement of a Coordinated Path Forward for New Protected Areas

CPAWS Celebrates the Announcement of a Coordinated Path Forward for New Protected Areas

OTTAWA – CPAWS welcomed the announcement of a process to coordinate the efforts of provincial, indigenous, federal and territorial governments that will work to establish significantly more protected areas...


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