Apr 18 16
CPAWS Reacts to Alberta Budget 2016

Media Release
MONDAY, APRIL 18, 2016


EDMONTON – The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) Southern and Northern Alberta chapters are...

Feb 10 16
Federal Court Decision on Maligne Lake Legal Challenge

Federal Court Decision on Maligne Lake Legal Challenge

EDMONTON – Conservation groups remain hopeful that a concept proposal for overnight commercial accommodations at Maligne Lake in Jasper National Park will be stopped after a Federal Court ruling confirmed that proposals violating park...

Dec 14 15
Canada’s Boreal Woodland Caribou Still At Risk

CPAWS annual review finds limited progress nationally in 2015

EDMONTON – In its third annual review of government action to conserve Canada's boreal woodland caribou, the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) finds there has been spotted progress – with too few jurisdictions showing...

Oct 27 15
CPAWS in Court to Defend Jasper National Park from Inappropriate Development

Conservation groups in court to defend Jasper National Park from further commercial development   

Approval of concept plan to add overnight commercial accommodation at Maligne Lake threatens park protection, groups say 

EDMONTON — Conservation groups are in court today to challenge Parks...

Sep 16 15
Broad-based group of Canadians demands a stop to commercialization of Canada’s national parks.

Banff, AB. – September 16, 2015 – Today a diverse group of Canadians with a deep concern for the well-being of our national parks gathered in Banff to call for an end to inappropriate commercialization of Canada’s national parks.

Recent commercial projects in Banff and Jasper National Parks...

Sep 10 15
New report highlights major commercial development threat to Canada’s national parks

Calgary – A new report released today by the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) finds that Canada’s national parks are under serious threat from growing commercial development pressures, particularly in Banff and Jasper.

The report describes a list of recent developments that,...

Jul 12 15
Protecting Canada - is it in our nature? CPAWS Releases 2015 Parks Report

CPAWS report finds Alberta lagging on wilderness protection, but with great potential for improvement

Edmonton/Calgary – In its latest annual report released in advance of Canada Parks Day, the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) is calling Canada out for falling behind most other...

Mar 09 15
CPAWS Condemns Government Auction of Mountain Caribou Habitat

On March 11th, 2015, the Government of Alberta plans to auction 21,000 hectares of prime caribou habitat in the Redrock Prairie Creek mountain woodland caribou herd range to oil and gas interests.  This range is located in the West Central region of Alberta, an area already heavily disturbed and...

Dec 18 14
Site C dam will put communities, wildlife, and world heritage site at risk

CPAWS is deeply concerned about decision to proceed with the Site C hydro project along the Peace River in northern BC.

Vancouver, (BC) - The BC government announced yesterday that it would proceed with the Site C dam in northeastern BC, despite widespread opposition to the project.


Dec 15 14
CPAWS Releases 2nd Annual Caribou Report

In its second annual review of governments' efforts to conserve Canada's boreal caribou, CPAWS (the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society) finds that threats from industrial development to boreal woodland caribou have continued to increase while conservation and restoration efforts have shown...

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