CANADA HAS MUCH TO LEARN FROM AUSTRALIA WHEN IT COMES TO PROTECTING OUR OCEANS

  • Published on Jun 21 2012 |
  • by Leah Honka |
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As world leaders gather this week in Rio for the UN conference on Sustainable Development, many will come to promote their work at home to meet international commitments, including those related to protection of the oceans, one of the priority issues at Rio +20. Canada has much to learn from Australia. In fact, it will be difficult for any country in the world to beat the Australians. Just last week, Australia made an unprecedented announcement – in one fell swoop they created a national, representative network of 44 marine protected areas (MPAs) in Commonwealth (federal) waters. The new MPAs cover a whopping 3.1 million square kilometres, about one third of Australia’s ocean territory...

Happy World Oceans Day!


Celebrate the beauty and life of our oceans today and every day! Our oceans are amazing and remember - it's health and ours are one in the same.

Bike To Work Week

  • Published on May 31 2012 |
  • by Nicola Hill |
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There really is nothing more freeing than biking past huge line ups of cars during rush hour. I bike to the CPAWS-BC office every day, rain or shine (although as one might expect, more often in the rain in Vancouver). I'm definitely not a morning person, so my morning commute wakes me up and gives me time outside before I arrive to the office. My bike ride home allows me to decompress from the day so that by the time I arrive home I'm ready to relax for the evening or feel refreshed for an outing...

Learning from our youth

  • Published on May 31 2012 |
  • by Elyse Curley |
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Need a lesson in being more passionate about your cause? Simply hang out with some youth for a while and you’ll be set! This past weekend, CPAWS-BC was invited to host an outreach table at the BBQ Against Bottles, an amazing event put on by a group of energetic Grade 10 girls from North Vancouver who have formed TAP Bottles (Together Against Plastic Bottles)...

CPAWS-BC PRESENTS BEFORE STANDING COMMITTEE ON ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

  • Published on May 15 2012 |
  • by Nicola Hill |
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CPAWS-BC’s very own Director of Terrestrial Conservation, Chloe O’Loughlin, appeared before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development at the Delta Vancouver Airport in Vancouver, BC this morning. It was a unique and fantastic opportunity for CPAWS-BC to lend its voice in the ongoing dialogue on conservation in BC! In January 2012, The Committee passed a motion to undertake a study to provide recommendations to the Minister of the Environment on the development of a National Conservation Plan...

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