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May 28th, 2024

The Dreamer Who United Four Nations to Protect a Watershed: Remembering Ernie Bussidor

Manitoba lost a champion of nature when Ernie Bussidor died in his sleep on January 27, 2024 at the age of 67. And I lost a friend.
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April 4th, 2024

Bird Recorders Will Support Conservation in FRCN

Two wildlife audio recorders were set up in FRCN as part of a project to study how birds migrate through, breed, and live in the Interlake.
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February 15th, 2024

Seal River Watershed: Get to Know the Animals and Birds We Are Working to Protect

There are 261 known species in the Seal River Watershed, of which 19 are at risk. Here are some of the beautiful animals whose habitat could be preserved thanks to the stewardship of the Seal River Watershed Alliance.
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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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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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February 20th, 2018

Re: Strange way to honour World Wetlands Day (Feb. 8)

These initiatives demonstrate that our provincial government has the know-how to become a leader in Canada in the conservation and stewardship of wetlands. The test will be in how this knowledge is implemented on the ground. I look forward to the new legislation and to the boreal conservation policy for
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January 23rd, 2018

Made-in-Manitoba climate solution

Manitoba’s Parks and Protected Spaces branch has hard-working and talented staff but there simply aren’t enough of them. They also don’t have the funds to accelerate the efforts required with communities and stakeholders to identify and conserve the wild places that would secure wildlife populations, sustain local cultures and continue
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August 18th, 2017

Saving Lake Winnipeg

I remember the moment when my heart felt what my mind already knew: our beloved Lake Winnipeg is in big trouble. This sad feeling was sparked when I overheard a woman, after reading a sign on the beach about the risks involved with swimming in the lake, tell her children
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July 24th, 2017

Canada lags the world in land protection. Manitoba urged to commit to lands planning, new protection

In its latest annual report on the state of protected areas in Canada, the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) is calling upon Manitoba to step up efforts to preserve more land by 2020. CPAWS’ 2017 report “From Laggard to Leader? Canada’s renewed focus on protecting nature could deliver results”
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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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