News

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

Nov 15 17
Wood Buffalo National Park Receives Worst Conservation Outlook for World Heritage Sites in Canada

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - November 15, 2017


Wood Buffalo National Park Receives Worst Conservation Outlook for World Heritage Sites in Canada
Indigenous communities and conservation groups call for Canada to take appropriate action

EDMONTON – This week the International Union on the...


Oct 19 17
Beer partnership highlights conservation opportunity in Alberta

Beer partnership highlights conservation opportunity in Alberta

MEDIA RELEASE
Oct. 19, 2017


You can’t have great beer without great water.


That’s according to Edmonton craft beer companies Bent Stick Brewing and Alley Kat Brewing Company, who have joined forces with Alberta...


Oct 05 17
North America awaits Alberta’s leadership on legislatively protected areas for boreal caribou

On the morning of Canadian federal deadline, international community anticipates delivery on commitment for permanent legislative protection of 1.8 million hectares of land for caribou

 

(Calgary, Edmonton, Washington DC, Seattle, Vancouver, Toronto) - This week, all Canadian provinces and...

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...


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