Jul 11 16
CPAWS sounds alarm over Parks Canada’s shift away from nature conservation in our national parks
In its latest annual report released in advance of Canada Parks Day, the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) is calling on Parks Canada to re-focus on its legal obligation to protect nature as the first priority for managing our national parks, and to immediately stop development in Banff and Jasper National Parks.

Jun 01 16
The Boreal is Water
Wetlands, lakes and rivers are not simply IN the Boreal, they ARE the boreal.

May 22 16
International Day for Biological Diversity - MB underusing effective tools to preserve biodiversity
In Manitoba, community land use planning and the Protected Areas Initiative are powerful tools to achieve biodiversity conservation targets. CPAWS hopes the new provincial government will employ these tools as means to achieve a sustainable future for the province.

May 09 16
Rejuvenating our connection to nature
The term ‘Nature Deficit Disorder’ was coined by author Richard Luov to describe the ‘human cost of alienation from the natural world.’ As Collyer explained the term is not medically recognized and often contested but has served to bring into one conversation the suite of issues surrounding nature, societal changes, health and technology, particularly as they relate to children.

Apr 13 16
CPAWS releases party responses to election questionnaire
Today, the Manitoba chapter of the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) released the results of its all-party provincial election questionnaire. The responses are to inform voters of party positions on issues related to the future health of the vast Boreal ecosystem of Manitoba, which covers 80% of the province

Apr 12 16
Getting answers during #MBelxn
To find out if and how candidates plan to move forward with present commitments or to find out how they plan to approach the conservation of a healthy Boreal landscape…it’s your job to ask.

Mar 24 16
CPAWS releases citizen-backed provincial election questionnaire
With a provincial election on the horizon, the Canadian Parks & Wilderness Society (CPAWS) has today released an all-party questionnaire to help inform voters of party positions on issues related to the future of the vast Boreal region of Manitoba. The questions were developed with input from CPAWS members. Hundreds of Manitobans have signed online in support of the request for public responses to the questions from all parties.

Mar 23 16
CPAWS receives 2016 Conservation Award from The Wildlife Society - Manitoba Chapter
CPAWS Manitoba was thrilled to receive the 2016 Conservation Award from the Manitoba Chapter of The Wildlife Society at the organization's AGM today.

Mar 22 16
World Water Day: Lake Winnipeg needs a healthy Boreal
On World Water Day, the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) is amplifying the call to save Lake Winnipeg by highlighting the fundamental need to ensure the nutrient filtration capacity of boreal forests and wetlands is a primary consideration in land use decisions within its watershed. As approximately 75% of the water that enters the lake is initially filtered through the boreal forests and wetlands of Manitoba, maintaining these ecosystems is key to meeting the provincial target of a 50% reduction in the phosphorous that plagues the lake.

Mar 10 16
Trudeau – Obama joint statement reaffirms conservation goals
CPAWS Manitoba applauds the re-affirmation by the Canadian and US federal governments that they intend to protect at least 17% of lands and 10% of marine areas by 2020. The goal was highlighted in a joint statement released today during Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s state visit to the White House. It recognized these targets as an initial step toward greater protections and that concrete action will be taken to ‘substantially surpass these national goals in the coming years’.

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