Sep 14 10
Oil Sands Healing Walk

On Saturday, August 14th the Keepers of the Athabasca , a network of First Nation, Metis and settler community members along the Athabasca river (of which CPAWS Northern Alberta is a member) hosted a ‘healing walk’ through the tar sands. Local First Nation and Metis elders from communities...

Jul 16 10
2010 Parks Report

Canada's Parks Day is coming up this Saturday, July 17! To celebrate, we released our 3rd annual Parks Day Report. Because 2010 is the International Year of Biodiversity, we asked the question:

How is wildlife faring in Canada's Parks?

Good News:

  • Canada's first deep sea National Marine...

Jul 16 10
Historic Boreal Forest Agreement

After two years of negotiations, we and sister conservation organizations have reached an historic agreement with the Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC). CPAWS played a leadership role in achieving this agreement.

The Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement applies to over 70 million...

Apr 23 10
Budget Ignores Albertans’ #1 Priority

Edmonton, AB —  Albertans’ number one priority for investment related to parks and recreation makes no appearance in last week’s provincial budget. That is why conservation groups are looking to the government’s soon-to-be released new parks policy – Alberta's Plan for Parks – to address this...

Apr 20 10
Spin 24 - a great success

CPAWS Northern Alberta joined the Livia Stoyke Foundation Spin Event at the Ice Palace of West Edmonton Mall on April 2nd-3rd. A CPAWS team of volunteer cyclists rode there bikes in the mall throughout a 24 hour time period. We were fund raising money to support a variety of causes such as women,...

Feb 02 10
AB Must Protect Half of Oil Sands Region

Edmonton, Alberta, February 2, 2010

Alberta must act fast to protect 50% of the oil sands area from industrial use so that wilderness, biodiversity and traditional use can continue into the future.

That is the key advice contained in an open letter to Ed Stelmach from the Canadian Parks and...

Jan 08 10
Jasper Park - playground for the rich?

2009 Jasper National Park Management Plan: A misguided step that will create a playground for the rich at the expense of Jasper’s sensitive wildlife, ecosystems and traditional visitor experience?

In November 2009 Parks Canada released a 10-Year Management Plan for Jasper National Park and its...

Nov 25 09
Woodland Caribou Heading for Extinction

Provincial recovery plan for caribou authorizes more logging, and oil and gas development in Alberta’s foothills caribou forests

Woodland Caribou herds declining toward extinction in Alberta

25 November 2009

(Edmonton) Rural and provincial conservation groups today distributed copies of a...

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...

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