Jul 11 16

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CPAWS sounds alarm over Parks Canada’s shift away from nature conservation in our national parks
In its latest annual report released in advance of Canada Parks Day, the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) is calling on Parks Canada to re-focus on its legal obligation to protect nature as the first priority for managing our national parks, and to immediately stop development in Banff and Jasper National Parks.

Jul 06 16

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Groups call for stronger measures to protect bears
Following a rash of bear death’s on the Trans-Canada Highway including three in a 24-hour period this week, the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative (Y2Y) and the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) Southern Alberta Chapter are calling on the Alberta government to step up its efforts to protect bears and other wildlife in Alberta.

Jun 24 16

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CPAWS responds to Grizzly Bear Recovery Plan
CPAWS looks at the strengths and reviews concerns with the newly proposed Grizzly Bear Recovery Plan. Citizens have until July 15 to make their voices heard.

Jun 24 16

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Planning the future of Alberta
New land use and recreation plans will set the direction for the rest of the province! The Government of Alberta is currently creating a strategy for managing linear disturbances such as the number of roads and trails on public land as well as the recreational use of those trails in Alberta. The first of these plans are being developed for the Porcupine Hills and Livingstone area north of the Crowsnest Pass.

Jun 24 16

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Top swimming spots in Southern Alberta
Some of the best swimming places in Southern Alberta.

Jun 24 16

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CPAWS Action Challenge winners for 2015-2016
See what students did to benefit the environment and win the CPAWS Action Challenge Award!

Jun 24 16

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Talking nature around the world
Connecting to nature is as natural as breathing for long-time CPAWS supporter Gus Yaki.

Jun 09 16

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The Great Ghost Cleanup
Join the Ghost Valley Cleanup on June 11. The events runs from 10 am to 4 pm followed by a free barbecue from 4:30 to 6 pm. Help for the whole day or just a few hours. Any help will be appreciated!

Jun 06 16

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Western Canada unites in fight against invasive aquatic species
The Inter-Provincial Territorial Agreement for Co-ordinated Regional Defence Against Invasive Species is a step towards better co-ordination among jurisdictions on both prevention and co-ordinated response if invasive species are detected in Western Canada. The initial scope of this agreement will focus on aquatic invasive species.

Jun 02 16

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New Grizzly Bear Recovery Plan could mean changes on public land
CPAWS responds to the new Alberta Grizzly Bear Recovery Plan (2016-2021) released on June 1, 2016.

May 27 16

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The best hobby in the world
Gus Yaki believes birding is the best hobby in the world!

May 27 16

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The Birds and the bees…and the bears!
We teach junior high and high school students the importance of bears mixing their genes and avoiding inbreeding – all in the name of education and conservation. Our interactive education programs use games and activities to demonstrate environmental and conservation topics to students. The Grizzly Bears Forever program brings grizzly bear biology into the classrooms of Grade 7 to 12 students.

May 27 16

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Fishing for a clean space for eggs
Spring isn’t just a time for birds and bees; it is also one of the most sensitive times for native fish as they start to lay their eggs in our streams and lakes. Of particular concern are westslope cutthroat trout.

May 05 16

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May 6: Live Auction for cedar garden boxes to support the environment and charity
Students from Connect Charter School in Calgary designed and built garden boxes to last and now they will auction them off to the public at 1 pm on May 6 to celebrate Science Odyssey: ten days of discovery and innovation across Canada.

Apr 28 16

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Goats on Weed Patrol
The City of Calgary introduces pilot project using goats to control weeds.

Apr 28 16

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Family Farm Inspires Love of Nature
Kirsten loved growing up in the country – it inspired her appreciation for nature.

Apr 28 16

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Planning a Castle That Lasts
CPAWS is working to ensure that the Castle management plan makes nature a priority. It is integral to protect, restore and plan so that this incredibly valuable area will be in good repair for our children and grandchildren.

Apr 28 16

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Every Day is Earth Day with CPAWS
Taking on action projects is important to us at CPAWS Southern Alberta, and ties in seamlessly with what Earth Day is all about: people who take action and inspire others to do the same because they are passionate about the health and preservation of our planet.

Apr 28 16

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21 Breathtaking Alberta Hikes To Do This Summer
21 Alberta Hikes

Apr 18 16

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CPAWS reacts to provincial budget
CPAWS applauds the announcement in the budget that Alberta seeks to be a leader in environmental conservation and their commitment to increasing Alberta’s parks and protected areas in accordance with Canada's international commitments. New parks and protected areas, however, must be developed meaningfully – to prioritize nature and ecological values, represent the diversity of landscapes in Alberta, and conserve biodiversity across the province.

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