Iconic Cape Breton park no longer threatened by Mother Canada project

After extensive pressure from locals and conservation groups, the federal government reject the proposed Mother Canada statue in Cape Breton Highlands National Park.

To nurture our kids, with nature

In this exclusive sneak peek from EcoParent magazine, Environmental Defence executive director, Rick Smith, makes the case for nature-based learning.

Approval of Jasper Development Ignores Public Outcry

Banff, Alberta – Over the objections of almost 200,000 citizens, the federal government has approved the proposed “Brewster Glacier Discovery Walk” in Jasper National Park. Conservation organizations fear that the beauty and integrity of Jasper National Park are being surrendered to commercial interests, opening the door for more for-profit businesses to capitalize on the splendour of Canada‟s most…

CPAWS welcomes next step in protecting Nahanni watershed

Ottawa – CPAWS welcomes today’s announcement by Environment Minister John Baird that lands comprising the headwaters of the Nahanni River in the Northwest Territories have been temporarily protected to enable the creation of a new national park, to be called Nááts’ihch’oh [pronounced naah-tseen-CHO].