Our Current Campaigns
Every letter counts.
Because every letter gets read and registered. That's how our government works.
We know, because we've helped create 22 parks and protected areas in Manitoba. With your help, we hope to achieve our long-term goal of protecting half our wild spaces.
Manitoba currently protects 11% of our province. CPAWS Manitoba is working on campaigns that would more than double the healthy lands and waters we conserve for future generations of people and wildlife.
Take action by sending a letter supporting our campaigns to protect polar bears, woodland caribou, moose, the Seal River, Hudson Bay and Amisk Park Reserve.
Defend Manitoba's Parks
Manitobans could lose access to nature under a proposal to run provincial parks like a business and to shed unprofitable ‘assets.’
The provincial government is looking to potentially decommission or sell off provincial parks and is seeking greater “financial sustainability" for the parks that remain.
We need your help to remind the government that parks are for people - not for profit. Take action now to protect our parks.
The Seal River
In the northernmost reaches of Manitoba there is a pristine expanse of tundra, wetlands and forests as vast as Nova Scotia.
There are no permanent roads. No dams. No hydro lines. No industrial development of any kind. Caribou and polar bears roam beneath massive flocks of birds near a powerful river teeming with beluga whales, seals and fish.
Four First Nations, CPAWS and others are working together to protect one of the last great wild places on our planet as an Indigenous Protected Area.
Hudson Bay Marine Conservation Area
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.
The federal government has identified a huge stretch of Hudson Bay that could be protected as a National Marine Conservation Area (NMCA).
This could help ensure the survival of belugas, polar bears, sea birds and other species which are under increasing pressure from the changes in the Arctic. Federal protection could also help maintain and enhance local livelihoods, bolster the region’s tourism industry, create new jobs and bring infrastructure investments.
Sadly, the process is stalled.
Help protect Hudson Bay! Tell the Prime Minister it is past time to get moving on the Western Hudson Bay NMCA.
Protect Polar Bear Habitat
Manitoba has lost a third of its polar bear population. We will lose even more as the ice in Hudson Bay continues to retreat.
If we act now, we can help mother bears protect their cubs.
The Manitoba government has proposed a massive provincial park stretching from Churchill all the way to the Ontario border. This park would protect polar bear birthing dens, along with other critical habitat.
Sadly, the process has been stalled for years. Mining companies are moving into the region, seeking exploration licenses and staking claims.
Join us in the fight to protect our polar bears.
Eight years. That's how long it's been since the Manitoba government missed its first self-imposed deadline to protect our threatened caribou.
We need you to join more than 21,000 Manitobans who have spoken up on behalf of woodland caribou.
Conserving the large swaths of intact boreal forests that caribou need to survive will help slow the effects of climate change and preserve a cherished way of life for rural residents and First Nations.
Working together, we can save Manitoba’s remaining caribou.
Amisk Park Reserve
Thanks in large part to all the people who joined CPAWS’ quest, the Manitoba government has extended protection for the Amisk Park Reserve until 2023.
But industry is actively fighting to open the nearly 2,000 square kilometer reserve to mining, with the Manitoba Prospectors and Developers Association warning supporters that “our industry is an at-risk species” and declaring that mines are “as much a part of nature as the water and the animals.”
Help ensure permanent protection for Amisk.
Tell the province to work with all involved to keep this region healthy for the people and wildlife that depend on it.
Save Our Moose
Moose may soon disappear completely from some parts of Manitoba, where the population has dropped by as much as 57 percent.
The numbers aren’t much better for the province as a whole. The best estimate from wildlife experts is that less than 20,000 moose currently roam our woods. That’s down from around 45,000 in the 1960s.
Take action now to protect this iconically Canadian creature before it's too late.