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.

CPAWS-BC...


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...


Dec 09 14
Mikisew Cree Petition to Place Wood Buffalo National Park on List of World Heritage Sites in Danger

Courtesy John McKinnon, Parks CanadaEDMONTON – The Mikisew Cree First Nation is asking UNESCO to place Wood Buffalo National Park on its List of World Heritage Sites in Danger due to growing threats from hydro-electric developments and oil and gas activities. The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) and other concerned...


Nov 07 14
CPAWS Calls for Wall to be Permanently Removed at Glacier Skywalk

EDMONTON - CPAWS submitted a letter to Parks Canada calling for the Agency to require permanent removal of the black, fabric-covered fence at the Glacier Skywalk along the Icefields Parkway in Jasper National Park. This "wall" acts as an effective barrier to visitors to the park wishing to...


Nov 07 14
Why Alberta’s Caribou are in Trouble

Ten years ago, the Alberta government drafted its Woodland Caribou Recovery Plan promising that real and bold steps would be taken to ensure the species' future in the province. While Alberta has made a large investment in monitoring and predator management, it has taken few concrete actions to...


Nov 05 14
Return of Wolves to the Beaver Hills/Elk Island Area Should be Celebrated, Not Condemned
EDMONTON – The presence of wolves in the Beaver Hills/Elk Island area just east of Edmonton is a cause for celebration, not condemnation, says the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society’s (CPAWS) Northern Alberta chapter. The statement is in response to recent media stories highlighting the impact...

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