Aug 06 09
New AB protected wilderness after 10 yrs?

Alberta opens door to first new protected wilderness in a decade

Edmonton -   For the first time in 10 years, the Alberta government is giving the green light to creating new protected wilderness areas in the province -- a move being welcomed by the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society...

Jul 17 09
Celebrating Parks Day

On Parks Day July 18th 2009 we are celebrating in Canada the largest national park system in the world, enjoying provincial parks, and taking time to reflect on our progress – and challenges – in protecting more of our irreplaceable wilderness.

Alberta is blessed with wonderful natural...

Jul 02 09
Caribou herd set to disappear

By Lindsey Wallis.

This article was first published in Fast Forward Weekly, July 2, 2009.

Woodland caribou in the Little Smoky herd, found northwest of Edmonton, are in immediate danger of disappearing and, according to environmentalists, the Alberta government is signing a death warrant by...

Jun 12 09
Reindeer and Caribou Numbers Plummet

"The first global review of (the caribou and reindeer) status has found that populations are declining almost everywhere they live, from Alaska and Canada, to Greenland, Scandinavia and Russia." Stated an article released today from BBC. Scientists looked into the state of caribou and reindeer...

Jun 10 09
A proud day for Canada: Nahanni becomes one of world’s greatest parks

The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) is celebrating the historic announcement today by Environment Minister Jim Prentice and DehCho First Nations Grand Chief Gerald Antoine, of the final boundaries for the greatly expanded Nahanni National Park Reserve in the Northwest Territories.

Apr 23 09
AB conservation groups seek Obama’s help

Alberta, Canada — February 17, 2009: Sixteen Alberta Conservation Groups that have been working on conservation issues for decades, are sending a letter to President Barack Obama in hopes that he will attempt to influence Canada and Alberta to implement more sustainable tar sands development....

Apr 09 09
New Federal Science Report on Caribou

April 9, 2009 | Edmonton, AB — Today the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) Northern Alberta welcomes the release of a groundbreaking scientific report from Environment Canada on Boreal caribou. The report underscores the importance of protecting large areas of habitat from...

Dec 03 08
Land-Use Framework—Start of Critical Phase

December 3, 2008 -- Today, Sustainable Resource Development Minister Ted Morton released the final version of Alberta's new Land-Use Framework (LUF) and committed to introduce implementing legislation in 2009. The LUF acknowledges that "we have reached a tipping point, where sticking with the old...

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