News

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

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


 

 

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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

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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...


Dec 21 16
Canada’s Boreal Woodland Caribou at Continued Risk

CANADA’S BOREAL WOODLAND CARIBOU AT CONTINUED RISK
CPAWS ANNUAL REVIEW PROGRESS IN 2016 STILL INSUFFICIENT

Ottawa – In its fourth annual review of government action to conserve Canada's boreal caribou, the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) finds there has been spotted progress –...


Dec 06 16
Over 18,000 Albertans Call for Habitat Conservation for Caribou

ELMWOOD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AND CPAWS PRESENT A CALL FOR CARIBOU PROTECTION TO THE GOVERNMENT OF ALBERTA: OVER 18,000 ALBERTANS WANT HABITAT CONSERVATION FOR CARIBOU

EDMONTON – On Monday, December 5th, forty grade 3 students from Elmwood Elementary School along with staff from the Canadian Parks...


Jun 29 16
Y2Y Has High Expectations Ahead of North Saskatchewan RAC Advice

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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June 29, 2016

Y2Y Has High Expectations Ahead of North Saskatchewan RAC Advice

Canmore, AB - The Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative (Y2Y) is calling on the government of Alberta to protect the province’s headwaters by...


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