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Environment & Animal Life

Charity applauds glass sponge reef protection

The Canadian government will create new marine refuges off the western coast that will protect some ancient and fragile glass sponge reefs. The charity, Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS), “is very pleased” that this “ecological treasure” not far from »

Environment & Animal Life, Politics

Canada lags in protecting nature: report

Canada ranks last among G7 countries when it comes to protecting land and fresh water, according to a report from the non-profit Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS). Only 10.6 per cent of its massive landscape is protected and that »

Environment & Animal Life

More visitors, more pressure on national parks

The government has increased staff at national parks to cope with an expected increase in the number of visitors this summer. This year is the 150th anniversary of the confederation of Canada and to celebrate the government has offered free »

Environment & Animal Life, Society

B.C. conservationist wins $10,000 award

Anne Sherrod, a researcher, director and campaigner for the Valhalla Wilderness Society, has won the inaugural $10,000 Glen Davis Conservation Leadership Prize. Sherrod has campaigned for decades to preserve several of Canada’s most beautiful landscapes in the western province of »

Environment & Animal Life, Internet, Science & Technology, Politics

CPAWS- Charity group sues government over caribou

The non-profit national charity conservation group, the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) has launched a lawsuit against the federal government over failure to uphold an aspect of the Species at Risk Act. Specifically the lawsuit is over the habitat »

Environment & Animal Life, Society

Development plans for national parks alarm watchdog

A major conservation group says there has been a dramatic shift from protecting national parks to developing them for tourism and this, at the expense of the very nature they were created to preserve. Conservationists ‘very worried’ “That has us »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, Politics, Society

Failure to report: diamond mine pollution monitoring

An environmental group says there may be serious gaps in pollution monitoring by mining companies. The group, Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society-Wildlands League (CPAWS /Wildands) suggests the policy of “self-reporting”  by a diamond mine in Ontario may be open to »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, Indigenous, Society

Peel Watershed case returns to Yukon court

The Peel Watershed controversy is arguably one of the most watched, ongoing environmental stories in Canada. The Yukon Government wants most of the Peel Watershed opened up to industries like mining. While environmentalists and First Nations want most of the »