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The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) is Canada’s voice for wilderness. We are a non-profit environmental organization. We safeguard the environment by working to protect half of Canada’s public land and water. Our focus is to ensure a healthy and wild Canada where people experience and respect nature. Since 1967, CPAWS Southern Alberta Chapter has led conservation efforts to protect areas in Banff National Park, Kananaskis, the Whaleback and the Castle. Our chapter is also a leader in environmental education. We offer award-winning programs to help build the next generation of environmental stewards.

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"Living with Wildlife" Teaser

The film “Living with Wildlife” which highlights multiple wildlife mitigation projects in the Bow Valley is nearing completion. This collaborative effort between the Not for Profit organization Bear Conflict Solutions and local film makers Leanne Allison, along with many other contributors, has created a 90 second 'Living with Wildlife' teaser on Vimeo. Check it out below and stay tuned for the release of the full length film spring 2017!

Living With Wildlife from Front Range Films on Vimeo.


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