Signs of positive change and government policy action are evident in Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Alberta, but not much is happening in Ontario, CPAWS
said in a release.
Nationally, groups like WWF and CPAWS
have expanded from small single offices to gain a Canada-wide presence.
At the same time NGOs such as WWF, the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS
), the Canadian Nature Federation, and provincial organizations such as the Federation of Ontario Field Naturalists and the Alberta Wilderness Society, have led in lobbying government on new parks and conservation initiatives, lest the decline of the government role rail too far behind needs and obligations.
Says Granskou, "Being CPAWS
' national Executive Director has been a great honour and the most profoundly satisfying thing I've ever done.
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Whether the decisions made by Tembec and the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS
) Wildlands League are right or wrong, enlightened southern environmental groups have accepted the myth that Northerners are primitives who just want to cut down trees.
Ducks Unlimited, which proudly lists Suncor and Syncrude as its "corporate partners," then recycles "boreal" money not only back to the CBI, but also to other Canadian environmental organizations, like World Wildlife Fund Canada (WWF) and the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS
In fact, it was introduced at the Legislative Committee stage through the efforts of several of the individuals and groups represented here, but principally by Kevin McNamee when he was with the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS
THE Southern Alberta Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS
) chapter dedicated this year's photo contest to the UN International Year of Forests.
The largest environmental groups in Canada, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS
), have recently secured $9 million in federal funding to study the possibility of establishing protected areas, but have been silent on the MGP and tar-sands connection.
Says Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS
) president Juri Peepre, "Weak laws that encourage 19th century style staking rushes provide little incentive for mining companies to respect other land users.
I'm a loyal reader of Alternatives, but as president of the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS
), my primary environmental interest is in wilderness protection.