CPAWS has helped protect over 40 million hectares of Canada's most treasured wild places while working closely with First Nations, government, industry and non-governmental organizations.
This year marks CPAWS’ 50th Anniversary - that’s fifty years of wilderness conservation and protection of public lands. To celebrate, CPAWS is running a one-week flash fundraiser for our Week for the Wild to help species at risk right here in our own backyard. In Newfoundland and Labrador, the Leatherback Sea Turtle is a critter that needs your help!
The Newfoundland and Labrador Shorebird Survey (A chapter of the Atlantic Canada Shorebird Survey (ACSS)) is an important initiative designed to evaluate the use of coastlines by migrating shorebirds, document areas of significant concentrations and identify habitats important to various species.
The Laurentian Channel has been identified as containing the highest levels of biodiversity off the Newfoundland shores. The variety of depths within the Channel creates great diversity of habitats. These habitats allow many different species to live, spawn and migrate through the area.
The establishment of the southwest fjords of Newfoundland as an NMCA will preserve both the endangered communities and the endangered ecosystem - both of which are important criteria in choosing the sites for Canada’s future network of marine protected areas.
Geotourism is defined as tourism that sustains or enhances the geographical character of a place—its environment, culture, aesthetics, heritage, and the well-being of its residents.
The Seabird Conservation and Habitat Improvement Program aims to rescue stranded chicks and return them safely to the ocean.
The Adopt-A-Beach program is a new initiative led by CPAWS-NL and aimed to recruit volunteers as Stewards in key communities to monitor birds washing up on their local beaches on a weekly basis.
Newfoundland and Labrador is known worldwide for its pristine natural heritage, which attracts tourism and results in economic benefits for the province. The province of Newfoundland and Labrador has dedicated protection to many of these natural areas, and continuously works to create more protected areas.
The Mealy Mountains/Akamiuapishkua is one of the last great expanses of wilderness in the province. The proposed national park study area is nearly 21,000 km2 (210,000 ha) and the area encompasses five of Labrador’s ten provincial ecoregions, including coastal barrens, high sub arctic tundra, high boreal forest, mid boreal forest, and string bog.
Currently there are over 40,000 ATVs operating in this province, and most of them are being used on the island portion.
CPAWS Newfoundland and Labrador, in partnership with The Newfoundland and Labrador Environment Network, Protected Areas Association, Nature Conservancy and the Partridge Forever Society have embarked upon developing a network of organizations focusing on conservation issues in Newfoundland and Labrador.
At its core, community forestry is about local control over and enjoyment of the benefits offered by local forest resources.
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