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. Find out about the issues we work on below.

Issues

Parks and Protected Areas

Parks and Protected Areas

Parks and protected areas are very important components in the quest to preserve New Brunswick's natural legacy. They come in a variety of sizes and offer varying degrees of protection, and each one is important. At present, 4.5% of New Brunswick's landbase is protected under these designations. Learn more about Parks and Protected Areas
Education & Kids

Education & Kids

Learning about and appreciating nature is a life-long pursuit. Learn more about Education & Kids
Climate Change and Nature

Climate Change and Nature

Climate change is a reality and the world around us is going to change. We have reached the tipping point, and even if we were to make drastic changes worldwide in our daily lives, there will be change. Learn more about Climate Change and Nature
Forests

Forests

Almost 82% of our province is forested. However, because of human activity, the character of the forest has changed over the years, making conservation a priority. Learn more about Forests
Oceans

Oceans

New Brunswick is surrounded on 3 sides by water. What happens in the oceans can affect us here on land. Learn more about Oceans
Wildlife

Wildlife

New Brunswick is rich in biodiversity, and it is up to us to ensure that these species have a chance to continue. Learn more about Wildlife

Current campaigns

Protecting the Restigouche

Protecting the Restigouche

A Canadian Heritage River, the Restigouche River system is one of Eastern Canada’s most spectacular wild watersheds. Its 1 million hectares of valleys, hills, and streams flow across northwestern New Brunswick and Quebec’s Gaspé. Learn more about Protecting the Restigouche
Protected Natural Areas

Protected Natural Areas

Our protected natural areas are the best hope for conserving New Brunswick's natural character into the future. Learn more about Protected Natural Areas
Chignecto Isthmus

Chignecto Isthmus

The Chignecto Isthmus, connecting the provinces of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, is a vital piece of land which requires special conservation measures. Learn more about Chignecto Isthmus
Biodiversity and Climate Change

Biodiversity and Climate Change

Climate change will have significant impacts on the natural world, food webs and nutrient cycles. As temperatures increase and precipitation patterns change, there will be many changes in the ecosystems which provide habitat for the flora and fauna of New Brunswick. Learn more about Biodiversity and Climate Change
Rivers, Wetlands, and Climate Change

Rivers, Wetlands, and Climate Change

The rivers and wetlands of New Brunswick are important in many ways. They provide habitat for many species. They provide us with clean and safe drinking water. They are a source of recreation for many, and a source of inspiration for others. They are also prone to significant impacts as a result of climate change. Learn more about Rivers, Wetlands, and Climate Change
Forests and Climate Change

Forests and Climate Change

Forests have long played a role in the economy and life of New Brunswick. As a result of climate change, however, we may see some big changes here. Learn more about Forests and Climate Change
Communities and Climate Change

Communities and Climate Change

Most NB communities are built on the coasts or rivers. With sea level rise and precipitation changes, our communities will need to prepare for future problems. Learn more about Communities and Climate Change
Bay of Fundy

Bay of Fundy

CPAWS is encouraging the federal government to speed up action on protecting our oceans. This includes adding new marine protected areas in the internationally important Bay of Fundy. We believe there is a need to ensure protection into the future for the internationally important wild ocean treasure that is the Bay of Fundy. Learn more about Bay of Fundy
Shediac Valley Marine Protected Area

Shediac Valley Marine Protected Area

On June 7, 2011, CPAWS welcomed the announcement by Keith Ashfield, the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, of an Area of Interest for a new Marine Protected Area in Shediac Valley in the Northumberland Strait off New Brunswick`s northeast coast. Learn more about Shediac Valley Marine Protected Area
In-Class Nature Education

In-Class Nature Education

CPAWS NB offers an entertaining and informative program for school children in New Brunswick, where they are taught about the nature around us and why we need to protect it. Learn more about In-Class Nature Education
Kids - Watch Your Paws!

Kids - Watch Your Paws!

Welcome to the section dedicated to young people. This is the place for learning about nature, and about how to take care of it. Learn more about Kids - Watch Your Paws!
National Parks

National Parks

National parks are owned and operated by Parks Canada, a division of the National government. Learn more about National Parks
Provincial Parks

Provincial Parks

New Brunswick boasts a variety of provincial parks, serving both to conserve nature and to provide recreational opportunities for citizens and tourists. Learn more about Provincial Parks
Help protect New Brunswick’s forests!

Help protect New Brunswick’s forests!

New Brunswick currently protects less than 4% of our forests from development and industrial activity. That is way below the bare minimum needed to conserve our wildlife and wilderness values for the future. New Brunswick is second to last of all provinces in Canada in the proportion of land we’ve protected. It’s nowhere near enough! Learn more about Help protect New Brunswick’s forests!
Get Outside! NB

Get Outside! NB

Get Outside! NB is an exciting program that helps people of all ages connect with nature, using our province's parks as the natural backdrop. Learn more about Get Outside! NB
CPAWS Week for the Wild

CPAWS Week for the Wild

CPAWS New Brunswick 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 New Brunswick, the Leatherback Turtle is a critter that needs your help! Learn more about CPAWS Week for the Wild

Parks Management

Learn more about Parks Management

Éducation en conservation de la nature pour les enfants

La SNAP, la Société pour la nature et les parcs du Canada, est heureuse d’offrir aux élèves de la 4ième à la 6ième année et des groups (comme les Guides ou les Scouts) « Attention où tu mets tes Pattes », une introduction expérientielle gratuite aux habitats naturels et aux aires protégées au Nouveau-Brunswick. Learn more about Éducation en conservation de la nature pour les enfants

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