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 the end of 2020. Some 12.1% of Canada’s lands and inland waters were protected in 2019, 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 40,000 square kilometers.
CPAWS has been protecting our Canadian Wilderness since 1963. The Manitoba chapter was founded in 1991.
Manitoba has 92 provincial parks and has protected 71,145 sq. km. That's 11% of our province. We’re ranked 6th out of 13 provinces & territories.
Stay in the Loop
Parks and protected areas are essential to our lives and economies: some provinces and territories still need convincing
The critical importance of parks and protected areas has been reinforced during the COVID-19 pandemic.
It is going to take all of us to navigate these uncertain times, and emerge having created a stronger, more sustainable, and resilient society.
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.