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...


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.
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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....


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