Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society

CPAWS Applauds Minister’s Decision to Protect Nature in Jasper National Park

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Photo of Jasper National Park

Photo: CPAWS Souther Alberta Chapter

EDMONTON – The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) applauds the federal Minister of Environment and Climate Change’s announcement today that Parks Canada will not proceed with construction of the proposed Icefields Trail in Jasper National Park. Read more about CPAWS Applauds Minister’s Decision to Protect Nature in Jasper National Park

A Strong Majority of Albertans Support the Bighorn Country Proposal

EDMONTON – A new public opinion survey shows the vast majority of Albertans support greater conservation in the Bighorn region of the Rocky Mountains west of Nordegg.

The Government of Alberta is currently consulting on a proposal for a new network of parks and public land in west-central Alberta called Bighorn Country. Bighorn Country includes a wildland provincial park, three provincial parks, four public recreation areas and two Public Land Use Zones. Read more about A Strong Majority of Albertans Support the Bighorn Country Proposal

Alberta Conservationists Applaud Bighorn Wildland Park Designation

EDMONTON – Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative (Y2Y) and the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) Northern and Southern Alberta chapters along with Paddle Alberta celebrate the announcement that the Government of Alberta intends to create a new park system that includes a large wildland provincial park. Read more about Alberta Conservationists Applaud Bighorn Wildland Park Designation

More Than 21,000 Albertans Show Support for New Wildland Provincial Park

EDMONTON – To date, 21,781 letters and petition signatures have been delivered to the office of the Honourable Shannon Phillips, Alberta’s Minister of Environment and Parks, asking her to designate the Bighorn Backcountry as a Wildland Provincial Park.

The messages of support have been collected by Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative (Y2Y) and Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) Northern Alberta through the Love Your Headwaters Campaign, ongoing since early 2017. Read more about More Than 21,000 Albertans Show Support for New Wildland Provincial Park

CPAWS Northern Alberta AGM

Sep 26 2018 - 6:00pm

CPAWS Northern Alberta is hosting its AGM. If you are a member or a supporter of the chapter, please join Staff and the Board of Directors for the evening to learn more about their activities over the last year, and their plans for the future!

The Event is FREE!
Please RSVP to Kecia Kerr at [email protected] or call 780-328-3780. Read more about CPAWS Northern Alberta AGM

Location

Main Floor Meeting Room, CKUA Radio Building
9804 Jasper Avenue NW
Edmonton , AB

Presentation: Respecting the River

Aug 28 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Why should we care about headwaters?

CPAWS Northern Alberta will be travelling to Grande Prairie and Peace River to give presentations about the conservation of the headwaters from August 28th to August 30th.

CPAWS Northern Alberta will be giving a presentation on the conservation issues in the Grande Prairie area, on the importance of the headwaters of the Peace and Athabasca rivers, their role in climate change mitigation, and the impacts downstream that could occur if they are not protected! Read more about Presentation: Respecting the River

Location

Grande Prairie Public Library
101–9839 103 Avenue
Grande Prairie , AB

Annual Parks Report Outlines Roadmap for Meeting Land and Freshwater Protection Targets in Alberta and Across Canada

EDMONTON – Today the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) released its annual Parks Report, What’s Next: Parks and Protected Areas to 2020 and Beyond, which recommends how governments in Canada – federal, provincial, territorial, and Indigenous – can work together to achieve our international commitment to protect at least 17% of our landscape by 2020. This would almost double our current protected areas and would be a step towards the longer-term work needed to reverse the catastrophic and ongoing decline in biodiversity. Canada has the biggest opportunity in a generation to protect nature – and this report provides a roadmap for action. Read more about Annual Parks Report Outlines Roadmap for Meeting Land and Freshwater Protection Targets in Alberta and Across Canada

Canada’s failure to protect Wood Buffalo National Park to be raised at UNESCO meeting

As UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee convenes this week for its annual meeting in Manama, Bahrain, Indigenous and environmental groups are calling on Canada to do more to protect its largest park, Wood Buffalo National Park.

Members of Mikisew Cree First Nation are in Bahrain to present to World Heritage Committee members. They will urge Canada to implement all seventeen of the Committee’s recommendations to ensure protection of Wood Buffalo National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Read more about Canada’s failure to protect Wood Buffalo National Park to be raised at UNESCO meeting

Strong methane regulations the quickest, easiest and most cost-effective way to protect our environment, say 16 Alberta organizations

Joint letter urges the alberta government to seize the economic and environmental opportunity available by enacting strong methane regulations to capture wasted natural gas

Edmonton, Alberta—16 community and environmental organizations from across Alberta are calling on the province to implement mandatory methane regulations to reduce climate pollution from the oil and gas sector, help meet the Province's emission reduction targets, capture valuable natural gas this is currently wasted and catch up to other leading energy-producing jurisdictions.  

A joint letter was submitted on March 9, 2018 to the Alberta government to inform the development of the Province's new methane regulations for the oil and gas sector. Read more about Strong methane regulations the quickest, easiest and most cost-effective way to protect our environment, say 16 Alberta organizations

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