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...

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...

Aug 27 14
CPAWS Files Legal Challenge over Jasper National Park Development Proposal

Allowing overnight commercial accommodations at Maligne Lake violates Jasper National Park management plan

CALGARY — Parks Canada’s approval of a controversial concept proposal to build overnight commercial accommodations at Maligne Lake in Jasper National Park must be struck down because it...

Aug 05 14
CPAWS Submits Comments on Phase 1 of the North Saskatchewan Regional Plan

On July 31, 2014, CPAWS Northern Alberta submitted its comments to the Honourable David Hancock, Interim Premier of Alberta, and Bev Yee, Commissioner of Alberta's Land Use Secretariat, on Phase 1 of the North Saskatchewan Regional Plan (the "NSRP").  CPAWS Northern Alberta views the NSRP as an...

Jul 25 14
Parks Canada decision on proposed development at Jasper’s Maligne Lake contravenes park rules: CPAWS

EDMONTON – In response to Parks Canada’s decision to allow Maligne Tours’ proposal for a resort at Jasper National Parks’ iconic Maligne Lake to proceed, CPAWS is warning that the decision violates park policy and could put park wildlife at greater risk. Thirteen of fourteen proposals put forward...

Jul 14 14
Canada’s Parks Faring Worse than Last Year: CPAWS

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Ottawa – In its sixth annual review of the state of Canada’s parks, the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) finds that most parks and proposed protected areas are facing greater challenges than they were a year ago.

“We’re most worried about...

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