Two new protected areas and important conservation target announced with protected areas strategy

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The province of Manitoba today released its Protected Areas Strategy outlining priority regions within which protections from industrial development will be sought. Ron Thiessen, Executive Director of the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society’s (CPAWS) Manitoba Chapter, who spoke at the Nov. 26 press event, was pleased to contribute to the development the strategy, which targets the protection of 17% of the landscape of Manitoba by 2020. This level of protection is on par with the national targets committed to by Canada through the United Nations Declaration on Biodiversity in 2010 .

What future for our national parks?

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Parks Canada celebrates its 100th anniversary this year, and Canadians have much to be proud of. The planet’s oldest national parks service has established a reputation as one of the … Read More

Start fighting the next flood now

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The flood season of 2011 is among the worst Manitoba has ever seen.  Many residents are now demanding permanent solutions to our chronic flood problems. Provincial and municipal flood officials … Read More

Thinking big about the boreal

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What is the boreal, why is it important and how do we rescue it? Most Manitobans have been to the boreal, but many are unaware that it’s called that. It’s … Read More

Wise Words on Climate Change Talks

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Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd shared his thoughts about what he called an “avalanche of procedural interventions” that has slowed down the climate talks in Copenhagen. “I fear a triumph … Read More