CPAWS envisages a healthy ecosphere where people experience and respect natural ecosystems. This will be achieved by:
- protecting Canada’s wild ecosystems in parks, wilderness and similar natural areas, preserving the full diversity of habitats and their species;
- promoting awareness and understanding of ecological principles and the inherent values of wilderness through education, appreciation and experience;
- encouraging individual action to accomplish these goals;
- working co-operatively with government, First Nations, business, other organizations and individuals in a consensus-seeking manner, wherever possible.
What we do
Our vision is to keep at least half of Canada''''s public land and water wild — forever. We focus on protecting many important areas of Canada''''s wilderness.
It is one of the last three large wild forests on the planet and one of the world''''s most important ecosystems.
Yellowstone to Yukon
Stretching from Yellowstone in Wyoming to the Yukon in Canada, this stretch of mountain chains connect a web of life.
From Algonquin Park to the Adirondacks, and across the Northern Appalachians, we''''re conserving the wilderness corridors on public and private lands.
Oceans and Freshwater
Canada has the longest coastline in the world and more than 20% of the planet''''s fresh water. This abundance causes many people to take it for granted.
Symbolic of Canada''''s national identity, our parks need vigilant management.