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Changes to the Park Act threaten B.C.’s protected areas
Earlier this month, the Province introduced legislation that could weaken the Park Act significantly, allowing industry to carry out “research” within B.C.’s protected areas related to pipelines, transmission lines, and other industrial activity.
Protect nature while supporting your local farmer
Right now, you can get $10 off a box of delicious local, organic produce delivered right to your door. For every box purchased, SPUD.ca will donate $10 to CPAWS-BC. This is your chance to get a nutrient-packed assortment of locally grown produce, while supporting wilderness protection.
On the shoulders of giants
There is a growing gap in the conservation movement. Many of B.C.’s leading conservationists, who have been at the forefront of getting thousands of acres of wild places protected, are nearing retirement age.
Help keep B.C.’s parks closed to industrial development
Let the B.C. government know that you love B.C.’s parks and want them kept intact. Please send a letter to the Minister of the Environment asking the B.C. government not to make changes to the Park Act that will undermine the integrity of B.C.’s parks and protected areas!
It’s time to celebrate sustainable seafood!
Momentum is growing for an official National Sustainable Seafood Day in Canada. On March 4th, sustainable seafood supporters and chefs from across Canada will be joining the movement with an event celebrating sustainable seafood on Parliament Hill.
The importance of a National Sustainable Seafood Day will be shared with Members of Parliament and Senators, as the time is now for our government to join us in supporting responsible seafood choices for Canadians and for our oceans.
Conservation in the News
Georgia Straight: BC legislation would clear path for pipeline studies in parks
Looking to make a LASTING difference to wilderness and oceans?
Join the Wilderness Protection Club and provide ongoing support to help save widlife and ecosystems today, tomorrow and beyond with a small monthly donation to CPAWS-BC. A monthly donation is easy to set up and is the best way to help us protect B.C. wilderness and oceans year-round.
About this newsletter
The CPAWS-BC monthly e-newsletter allows us to connect with our membership on a regular basis. Please feel free to circulate the newsletter among your own contacts and network. We welcome comments or feedback on the newsletter format or content – send us an email!
The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) is a national non-profit organization. CPAWS exists to help conserve wild nature in Canada. We have been protecting Canada’s nature since 1963 – that’s over 50 years of successful conservation experience. Since the founding of CPAWS, we have played a significant role in protecting over 150 million acres of Canada’s wild spaces.
Our vision is to protect at least 50% of B.C.’s wilderness and oceans, keeping B.C.’s great parks, oceans and ecosystems wild for this century and beyond.