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New caribou report assessing impacts of transmission line routes

Toronto, December 18, 2013 -- In the face of growing demands for hydro power to service mining and to enable future connections north of Pickle Lake in Northwestern Ontario, a new independent study finds that of six proposed transmission routes to supply energy from Ignace/Dryden to Pickle Lake, only one would pose the least risk to Caribou.

Read the entire press release.

Read the full report.


NEW Caribou Report

Santa’s reindeers’ cousins fared worse in ON

Toronto - December 17, 2013 - In the first annual assessment of how well provinces and territories are enacting the requirements for conservation plans, Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) and David Suzuki Foundation (DSF) find the majority are lagging behind badly.

Read our news release.
Read the full report.


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Website upgrade in progress!

We have heard from some of our supporters with concerns about lack of updates here on wildlandsleague.org on important work.  We want you to know that we are working diligently on a NEW WEBSITE which should be launching by the end of August. 

In the meantime, if you need an update and can’t find what you are looking for here, please call us! 

For real time updates you can follow Wildlands League on Twitter and Facebook.

Annual General Meeting

CPAWS Wildlands League will hold our AGM on Saturday, September 20, 2014, in Toronto, Ontario. Please stay tuned for more details!

Parks Report

What are the state of Canada's Parks?  Far worse that you would hope, according to a new CPAWS report released today. 

Read the Report

View Media Coverage


Paddle the Rouge

The MEC Big Wild Challenge is back, and it’s bigger and better than ever before! You can create your own challenge or take advantage of an organized event, while raising money to protect your favourite outdoor spaces. For details, visit www.bigwildchallenge.org

Sign up for our Toronto event:
Paddle the Rouge, July 26!


Rouge NUP Announcement

Read CPAWS’ response on the tabling of Bill C-40 in the House of Commons, formally establishing Rouge National Urban Park in the Greater Toronto Area.

Get Outside at Rouge Park!

Apply for Get Outside - deadline extended to June 23rd!

Youth leadership camp, ages 14-18
at Rouge Park, Toronto 
July 14-18, 2014

Learn more or apply here!

Support for Bill 83

We support the passing of Bill 83, Anti-SLAPP legislation.

MNR report: Algonquin Cottages

A new report released by ON MNR states Alqonquin Park cottages put the ecosystem at risk.

Read our Blog.

Read the studies.

See the Toronto Star article.

New diamond mine mercury concern

Read our latest comments on the DeBeers permit to take water extension application.

Hear concerns about mining in lowlands here.

Read our comments on DeBeers project, Tango.

Why is methyl mercury is a concern?  Read more here.

We support Bill 83

Wildlands League supports Bill 83, Protection of Public Participation Act, 2013. 

Read more here. 

Getting it Right in the Ring

Read "Getting it Right in the Ring of Fire", a blog post written by WL's Anna Baggio, featured on the Huffington Post, September 30, 2013. 

Meet Mother Nature

Mother Nature is concerned about Ontario's threatened and endangered species!  Learn how you can help those that can't speak for themselves by visiting MotherNatureCares.ca.

Cliffs EA raises alarm bells

Wildlands is alarmed by the latest Cliffs ToR for its EA for the Ring of Fire.

Read more here.  (Note: Large file. Please be patient while the page loads.)

Wildlands seeks mediation.

READ the Globe and Mail article: "Environmental approvals for Ring of Fire mine running into difficulty".

ESA Editiorial in The Star

Janet Sumner was quoted in the Monday, June 24, 2013 Toronto Star editorial titled "Canadian governments must stop letting birds down".  Read the editorial here.

Another hydro line..

Wildlands recently commented on Wataynikaneyap Power's Terms of Reference. This line will destroy caribou habitat.

Click here to read our comments.

Make a donation

Making a donation to support our work is fast, easy and secure through CanadaHelps.org.  We sincerely appreciate your financial support!

Get Social with Wildlands

Keep up to date on our work via our Facebook page, or twitter:  @sumnerwild @annabwild


Albany River Threats Map v 2.0

Check out our map of cumulative disturbance in the Albany River Watershed and see all the proposed developments including the Ring of Fire mining road that will affect the Albany River.

NEW: Ring of Fire Doc

Wildlands League's fall edition of Wild Notes is now available, featuring the Ring of Fire.

(Clicking on the image will open a 5MB pdf.  Please allow time to load.)

In this special 12-page publication, we cover all the facts you need to know to bring you up to speed on the Ring of Fire. 

Read the newsletter here.

Cumulative Disturbances Map

Attawapiskat River
(Clicking the image below will open a 3MB map.  Please allow time to load).


NEW: More information on the Cumulative Disturbances map can be found here.

CARIBOU - Holding The Line

DOWNLOAD "Holding the Line" - NOW in two sections for easier downloading. 

Section 1 (1-45) Section 2 (46-58)

Report on Caribou Range

Read Wildlands League's report:  A snapshot of caribou range condition in Ontario, July 2009. 

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