Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society

I just received this newsletter via email from CPAWS to share; their work is impressive and their site very interesting to browse through:

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Huge breakthrough for conservation in Nova Scotia Nova Scotia is making significant conservation gains with their final protected areas plan, announced earlier this month. Nearly 14% of the province will be protected under the new plan, moving it to second place in Canada for total percentage of land protected. Implementing the plan over the coming years will add an additional quarter million hectares of protected lands!
Read more…

Photo: Andrew Chow

CPAWS named one of Canada’s top environmental charitiesEarlier this month, Charity Intelligence published a landmark study on the effectiveness and efficiency of Canada’s environmental charities, and CPAWS came out in the top seven overall, and as the number one organization for habitat protection work! The assessment was based on the most critical environmental needs in Canada, and charities with the best track record of getting results.
Read the report

Photo: Hilary Mandel – Junxion Strategy

First totem pole raised in Gwaii Haanas in over 130 yearsSabine Jessen, our National Oceans Program Director, travelled to Haida Gwaii, B.C., last week to take part in the raising of the Legacy Pole, which honours the historic agreement between the Haida nation and the Canadian government that led to the creation of Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve. CPAWS is proud to have been part of the protection of this incredible area from the beginning and honoured to work with the Haida over the past 20 years.
Read more about the ceremony and check out our photo album!
The Big Wild Challenge: Connecting families with natureEarlier  this summer, CPAWS supporter Gordon Rowland decided to take his  12-year-old daughter and 10-year-old son on a good old-fashioned hiking  trip through Frontenac Provincial Park in Ontario, and turned it into a Big Wild Challenge. If you’re looking for some motivation to get your family outside, connecting with nature, this is sure to do the trick – read our blog post about their adventure!
Feeling inspired to do a Big Wild Challenge of your own? Register yours today!Photo: Rowland Family preparing for their Big Wild Challenge
TD helping to protect Canada’s woodland caribou and Boreal forests
No strangers to forest conservation, TD Bank Group has committed to supporting CPAWS’ conservation work in Canada’s Boreal forest. Welcome aboard, TD! As we continue our work to implement the Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement (CBFA) and to participate in the development of strong provincial and territorial Caribou Recovery Action Plans, this new support will help us to achieve conservation successes right across the country.Read more here, then find out how you can get involved in TD Tree Days, a fun and engaging component of their forest conservation efforts!
Show your love for parks and you could win!What would you do with the Ultimate MEC Camping Package? Here’s your chance to find out! Sign on to support protecting our parks before September 30th and you could win our grand prize draw: a 3-person tent, sleeping bag and sleeping pad, an awesome daypack, AND a $200 gift card, all generously donated by MEC.
What are you waiting for? Sign on today!



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