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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.

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Love the Land

Love the Land

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Thaidene Nene

Thaidene Nene

Thaidene Nene (the Land of the Ancestors) is a proposed protected area around and beyond the shores of the East Arm of Great Slave Lake. It is a beautiful cultural landscape with rich wildlife populations and unique geography, and has been part of the homeland and a sacred place of the Lutsel K’e Denesuline for thousands of years. Learn more about Thaidene Nene
Boreal Caribou

Boreal Caribou

Boreal woodland caribou ('boreal caribou') are ecologically & culturally important in the NWT. The status of their population reflects the health & biodiversity of the boreal forest ecosystem. Boreal caribou are a Threatened species in Canada, and there is a concern that their numbers in the NWT may face a significant decline in the near future as industry moves north. Intense industrial development in neighboring provinces Alberta and British Columbia has left many local populations on the brink of survival. But there is hope! The NWT has an opportunity to make critical resource management decisions that will secure the future of this species & the health of our boreal forest. Learn more about Boreal Caribou
Protected Area Initiatives in the NWT

Protected Area Initiatives in the NWT

CPAWS-NWT was a founding member of the NWT Protected Areas Strategy (PAS) and continues to support community driven initiatives that seek to establish a network of protected areas across the NWT that protect both natural and cultural values. Learn more about Protected Area Initiatives in the NWT
South Nahanni Watershed

South Nahanni Watershed

For more than 4 decades, protecting the South Nahanni Watershed has been vigorously supported locally, across Canada, and at the international level (Nahanni National Park Reserve became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1978). CPAWS has been a champion for both Nááts’ihch’oh and Nahanni National Park Reserves, which protect a combined area of over 35 000km² of the South Nahanni Watershed. These protected areas provide habitat for a rich variety of wildlife and vegetation - unique for an area this far north. The area also encompasses an incredible diversity of landscapes, including some of the world's finest karst formations. CPAWS-NWT continues to push for strengthened conservation of the South Nahanni watershed, and to continue to provide updates on the status of the land, water, and species that call the watershed home. Learn more about South Nahanni Watershed
Climate Change

Climate Change

Northern ecosystems play an important role in mitigating the impacts of climate change. When we protect these ecosystems, we protect the carbon they store and give our land, water, wildlife – and ourselves – a better chance to adapt to our ever-changing climate. Learn more about Climate Change

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