Press releases

Jun 14 17
As interim protections expire groups are hopeful that islands will become provincial parks

For Immediate Release
June 14, 2017

Two First Nations and two conservation groups are waiting to hear the fate of eight islands on Lake Winnipegosis. The islands that make up the Grand Island and Goose Islands complexes were nominated in 2001 by local First Nations to become protected areas...

Sep 02 16
Declining moose numbers prompt online surveys ahead of 50th North American moose conference

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 2, 2016.

Reported declines in the moose population have prompted the Canadian Parks & Wilderness Society (CPAWS) to seek answers from experts and the public in the hope of preventing the species from becoming threatened like its relative the woodland caribou....

Sep 01 16
CPAWS mobilizes a flotilla of canoes to celebrate 25 years of success in Manitoba

News Release: Sept. 1, 2016

To celebrate its 25th anniversary of wilderness conservation in the province, the Manitoba Chapter of the Canadian Parks & Wilderness Society (CPAWS) is hosting a paddling event on the Assiniboine River.

The free event will see participants gather with canoes and...

May 22 16
International Day for Biological Diversity - MB underusing effective tools to preserve biodiversity

Today the United Nations marks International Day for Biological Diversity. The theme of this years’ celebration is Mainstreaming Biodiversity: Sustaining people and their livelihoods to highlight that halting biodiversity loss is an investment supporting the long term survival of people, their...

Mar 24 16
CPAWS releases citizen-backed provincial election questionnaire

For Immediate Release
March 24, 2016

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...

Mar 03 16
World Wildlife Day: Bats need the Boreal

Local conservation group and researcher call to protect forest habitats of imperiled
insect-eating bats


March 3, 2016

The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) and a local wildlife expert are calling for protection of the boreal forest in Manitoba as a critical measure to ensure...

Jan 08 16
Skownan First Nation wins Excellence in Sustainability Award

Winnipeg, MB (Jan 8, 2015)-- Chief Cameron Catcheway of Skownan First Nation has accepted an award from the Province of Manitoba for Excellence in Sustainability in the category of  Water and Natural Areas Stewardship. The community was nominated in recognition of their work toward the...

Dec 14 15
Report: Manitoba a caribou recovery leader across Canada

Manitoba a leader in otherwise limited nationwide woodland caribou recovery in 2015;
Saving threatened species will help move us toward climate goals

Winnipeg – In its third annual review of government action to conserve Canada's boreal caribou, the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society...

Jul 13 15
NEWS RELEASE: Manitoba making more progress than other parts of Canada on wilderness protection

Winnipeg – In its latest annual report released in advance of Canada Parks Day, the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) is calling Canada out for falling behind most other countries in protecting its land and fresh water.  CPAWS’ 2015 report, Protecting Canada: Is it in our nature?...

Feb 17 15
Northern Boreal Summit to help Design Future of Manitoba’s Boreal

Opaskwayak Cree Nation, adjacent to The Pas, Manitoba, Feb 17, 2015--- Manitoba’s northerners and  interested                                                                                     citizens are gathering in Opaskwayak Cree Nation today to discuss the future of the province’s Boreal...

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