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January 22nd, 2024

Watershed a Gem: Letter to Editor

The joined hands of Indigenous leadership and the governments of Manitoba and Canada to protect nature is conservation done right.
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January 18th, 2024

Indigenous-led Conservation Initiative Protects 50,000 sq km in Northern Manitoba

Four First Nations secured interim protection for the Seal River Watershed, a pristine wilderness nearly as large as Nova Scotia.
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July 17th, 2023

Protecting Our Polar Pals

We loved seeing all the creative entries for the #ProtectPolarBears Colouring Contest. Thanks so much to everyone who entered.
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May 8th, 2018

The Government of Canada and the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society reach an important agreement

The Government of Canada and the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society reach an important agreement on species at risk reporting
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February 27th, 2018

CPAWS MB celebrates “historic investment” in nature conservation in Federal Budget 2018

CPAWS applauds today’s announcement of 1.3 billion dollars over 5 years to protect Canada’s land, freshwater, and wildlife. This unprecedented investment will enable Canada to achieve its commitment to protect at least 17% of our land and freshwater by 2020. To date, Canada has protected 10.6% of our landscape; Manitoba
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October 6th, 2017

Federal caribou deadline passes without provincial action

As of this month, the province of Manitoba has received over 21,000 petitions and letters collected in the province that call for stronger efforts to protect and recover threatened boreal woodland caribou. The correspondences, facilitated by the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS), were delivered in advance of yesterday’s federal
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September 8th, 2017

Re: Hunting Moose in Canada to Save Caribou From Wolves (August 30, 2017)

Robert Serrouya is correct in his assertion that killing wolves to save caribou is a band-aid solution and we need to deal with the cause.
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November 8th, 2016

Plight of threatened Red-headed Woodpecker highlights need for holistic conservation strategy

Like many species including moose, and golden winged warblers, the red headed woodpecker thrive in habitats that are transitional in nature. Younger, disturbed forests that have not yet reached maturity or open forest areas where the boreal blends into grasslands can offer ideal conditions for these annual migrants. It’s a
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Featured image for “Declining moose numbers prompt online surveys ahead of 50th North American moose conference”
September 2nd, 2016

Declining moose numbers prompt online surveys ahead of 50th North American moose conference

Reported declines in the moose population have prompted the Canadian Parks & Wilderness Society (CPAWS) to seek answers from experts and the public in the hope of preventing the species from becoming threatened like its relative the woodland caribou.
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May 22nd, 2016

International Day for Biological Diversity – MB underusing effective tools to preserve biodiversity

In Manitoba, community land use planning and the Protected Areas Initiative are powerful tools to achieve biodiversity conservation targets. CPAWS hopes the new provincial government will employ these tools as means to achieve a sustainable future for the province.
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Featured image for “World Wildlife Day: Bats need the Boreal”
March 3rd, 2016

World Wildlife Day: Bats need the Boreal

The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) and a local wildlife expert are calling for protection of the boreal forest in Manitoba as a critical measure to ensure the survival of endangered little brown (Myotis lucifugus) and northern long-eared bats (Myotis septentrionalis).
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December 14th, 2015

Report: Manitoba a caribou recovery leader across Canada

In its third annual review of government action to conserve Canada’s boreal caribou, the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) finds there has been spotted progress – with too few jurisdictions showing significant leadership in protecting the species that has long graced our 25-cent piece. Under the federal Species-at-Risk Act,
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