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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.

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Canada has pledged to protect at least 30% of our lands and terrestrial waters by the end of 2030. Some 13.5% of Canada’s lands and inland waters were protected in 2021, up from 10.6% in 2016.

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CPAWS Manitoba has been instrumental in establishing 22 parks and protected areas in our province. That’s an area larger than Lake Winnipeg: nearly 26,000 square kilometres.

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CPAWS has been protecting our Canadian Wilderness since 1963. The Manitoba chapter was founded in 1991.

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Manitoba has 92 provincial parks and has protected 71,561 sq. km. That's 11% of our province. We’re ranked 7th out of 13 provinces & territories for the percentage of lands and waters protected.

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May 21, 2023

How to Start Stargazing

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How do you read a star chart? Is a telescope really necessary? When and where can you spot the Milky Way? That's what we learned from the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada Webinar, hosted by CPAWS Manitoba in August 2022....

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Get inspired to explore nature through free webinars hosted by local experts on birding, the northern lights, nature photography and more.

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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.

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