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Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) is a national non-profit charitable conservation group working to protect Canada’s wild ecosystems in parks, ecological and wilderness reserves. Our goal is to preserve the full diversity of habitats and their species. CPAWS has a national office in Ottawa, over 20,000 members and 13 regional chapters. Since our establishment in 1963, CPAWS has helped protect more than 40 million hectares of Canada’s most treasured wild spaces!

Find out more about the campaigns CPAWS – Newfoundland and Labrador are working on by clicking on one of the links below!

Who We Are

Newfoundland and Labrador became a chapter of CPAWS in 2003 and currently has over 100 members and volunteers across the province. CPAWS-NL’s mission is to promote the systematic establishment of new terrestrial and marine protected areas and to foster effective governance of existing parks, protected reserves and wilderness areas in the province. For the benefit of present and future generations, we envision the establishment of a representative system of terrestrial and marine protected areas that incorporates the ecological, social and economic values of local communities and recognizes the importance of protected areas and wilderness in ecosystems governance and planning.

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