What We Do
A Legacy of Impact
Our vision is to keep at least half of Canada's public land and water wild — forever. We focus on protecting many important areas of Canada's wilderness.
Canada has pledged to protect at least 17% of our lands and terrestrial waters by 2020. Some 11.8% of Canada’s lands and inland waters were protected in 2018, up from 10.6% in 2016.
CPAWS Manitoba has been instrumental in establishing 22 parks and protected areas in our province. That’s an area 1.6 times the size of Lake Winnipeg: nearly 4 million hectares.
CPAWS has been protecting our Canadian Wilderness since 1963. The Manitoba chapter was founded in 1991.
Manitoba has 92 provincial parks and has protected 71,141 sq. km. That's 11% of our province. We’re ranked 6th out of 13 provinces & territories.
Stay in the Loop
CPAWS applauds federal government’s commitment to conservation and nature-based climate solutions in Speech from the Throne
We welcome federal government commitments to protect 25% of Canada’s land and ocean by 2025 and to pursue nature-based solutions to fight climate change.
Canada's deforestation is much worse than the government reports according to a new CPAWS Wildlands League study examining the impact of logging scars.
The Seal River Watershed initiative was awarded a large federal grant to help establish a massive Indigenous Protected Area in Manitoba.
Protect Hudson Bay
Hudson Bay is losing ice faster than any other part of the Arctic. That doesn’t just make it harder for polar bears to hunt. It also means there are more ships in Canada’s great inland sea.
Tell the Prime Minister it is past time to get moving on the stalled Western Hudson Bay National Marine Conservation Area.