Dec 16 14
Caribou Losing Ground Across the Country

Manitoba caribou under threat: CPAWS’ annual report
Progress: 2 steps forward, 1 step back

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Jan 24 12
PARKS CANADA TO CONSULT ON PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO RIDING MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK MANAGEMENT PLAN

WASAGAMING, MANITOBA, January 24, 2012 – Parks Canada is initiating public consultation on a proposed amendment to the 2007 Riding Mountain National Park Management Plan.

If approved, the amendment will allow Parks Canada to consider proposals for the re-opening of a ski hill operation and...


Jan 18 12
NOMINATION BID FOR PIMACHIOWIN AKI WORLD HERITAGE SITE COMPLETE, READY FOR SUBMISSION TO UNESCO

Source: Manitoba Government

Preserving Unique Area of Outstanding Natural, Cultural Value Would Benefit Humankind for Generations: Selinger

A proposal to secure world heritage site designation for a large area of boreal forest in eastern Manitoba and northwestern Ontario is complete and ready...


Dec 30 11
PROVINCE TO EXPAND, IMPROVE MANITOBA PROVINCIAL PARK’S FACILITIES, EQUIPMENT

Better Parks, Recreation Opportunities For Manitoba Families: Chomiak

Manitoba families will enjoy recreational opportunities, programming and facilities in provincial parks with modest user fee increases, Conservation Minister Dave Chomiak announced today.

“In other places, we’ve seen parks...


Dec 23 11
PROVINCE INVITES PUBLIC TO PROVIDE COMMENTS ON CARIBOU ACTION PLANS

Manitobans are invited to provide feedback and input on draft action plans to protect boreal woodland caribou populations in the eastern parts of the province, Conservation Minister Dave Chomiak announced today.

“Boreal woodland caribou are a threatened species, and the Owl-Flintstone and...


Oct 24 11
GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCES BROKENHEAD WETLAND INTERPRETIVE TRAIL

New Trail to Make Wetlands More Accessible to Public While Protecting Environment:  Selinger

A new, $1-million interpretive trail and boardwalk next to the Brokenhead Wetland Ecological Reserve will make the wetlands more accessible and highlight many of their unique and rare features, Premier Greg...


Oct 19 11
Canada’s boreal caribou need federal government’s help

HALIFAX, N.S.—The woodland caribou of Canada’s vast boreal forest are in trouble. Listed as nationally “threatened” under the federal Species At Risk Act, many local caribou populations are in steep decline from the Yukon to Labrador, and in some places, appear to be in free-fall. Their...


Oct 03 11
CPAWS Survey Reveals Parties’ Views on Wilderness and Wildlife Protection

All but one of the provincial political parties have responded to a survey from the Manitoba chapter of the Canadian Parks & Wilderness Society (CPAWS), released today. The Conservative Party did not participate.

The survey asked questions about conserving the Boreal wilderness region, completing...


Sep 20 11
Keeping BiPole 3 Away from East Side of Lake Winnipeg is a Good Deal

For Immediate Release

September 20, 2011 - If the government of Manitoba reversed its decision to disallow constructing BiPole III down the east side of Lake Winnipeg, the claimed savings in construction and line costs would likely be eaten up very quickly.

Community benefits agreements, costing the...


Aug 31 11
Canada’s caribou strategy identifies habitat needed for survival; threats persist

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VANCOUVER - Last week, Environment Canada released the long-awaited Recovery Strategy for boreal woodland caribou, an iconic species threatened with extinction from the Yukon to Labrador. Under...


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