Beluga whale underwater

Northern species in danger

MiraCPAWS in the News, Hudson Bay, News

The situation in western Hudson Bay is a prime example of why Canada needs to triple ocean habitat protection. Manitoba has lost a third of its polar bear population in the past two decades and beluga whales in western Hudson Bay have been on Canada’s species-at-risk list since 2004.

TAKE ACTION: Manitoba government misses caribou protection deadlines

MiraCampaigns, News, Woodland Caribou

Eight years. That’s how long it’s been since the Manitoba government missed its first self-imposed deadline to protect our threatened caribou. A federal deadline came and went nearly a year ago. To make matters worse, the province still has not even scheduled key consultations. And our sources indicate that the province’s end-of-2018 deadline may also slip by with no plans in place.

Keeping water healthy (letter to the Editor)

MiraCPAWS in the News, News

We are blessed as a nation with an abundance of fresh water, yet we are squandering this life-giving resource. One only needs to look at the algae blooms menacing Lake Winnipeg to understand that our water stewardship is inadequate.

Let’s not make the same mistake again

MiraNews

Guest blog post by volunteer Kati Nagy

Manitoba is my home. I grew up thinking that Winnipeg and the southern part of the province was farmland for a long time. Images of settlers in a distant past Laura Ingalls style came to mind, creating this farmland. Perhaps you were like me, shocked to realize that an entire ecosystem had been thriving here for eons before this land was converted into farms.

Annual Parks Report outlines roadmap for meeting land and freshwater protection in Manitoba

MiraManitoba's Parks, Press release

Winnipeg – The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) released its annual Parks Report today, What’s Next: Parks and Protected Areas to 2020 and Beyond, which recommends how governments in Canada – federal, provincial, territorial and Indigenous – can work together to almost double our current protected areas to achieve our international commitment to protect at least 17% of our landscape by 2020, and to plan for the longer-term work needed to reverse the catastrophic and ongoing decline in nature. Canada has the biggest opportunity in a generation to protect nature – and this report provides a roadmap for action.

Huge Manitoba Conserved Boreal Forest Achieves World Heritage Site Status

MiraCampaigns, News, Pimachiowin Aki, Press release

CPAWS congratulates First Nations and the provincial government for their tremendous efforts in achieving a United Nations World Heritage Site on the east side of Lake Winnipeg. We also want to thank the thousands of Manitobans who expressed their support for the initiative, which includes large-scale conservation of our boreal forest ecosystem. CPAWS is honoured to have supported this journey over the 14 years it took to reach this goal.