Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society

Key challenges for Wood Buffalo National Park still of utmost concern

New UNESCO World Heritage report says ecological state of Wood Buffalo National Park still declining, despite Canada’s recent funding commitments

Ottawa, ON/Edmonton, AB – A new UNESCO World Heritage State of Conservation report on Wood Buffalo National Park, released publicly June 21, 2021, has found that “the previously-expressed Committee concerns continue to remain severe and the threats [to the park] have increased”. The report considers it likely that the property now meets the criteria for inscription on the List of World Heritage in Danger. Read more about Key challenges for Wood Buffalo National Park still of utmost concern

Why does coal in the rocky mountains matter to #YEG?

Jun 24 2021 - 6:30pm

Join us for a townhall where we will present an update on the state of coal projects in Alberta, and how it will affect our water sources right here in Edmonton.
Our team will give a short presentation, followed by a Q & A period. Read more about Why does coal in the rocky mountains matter to #YEG?

Helping Jasper’s Caribou to Survive Needs More than Conservation Breeding

Jasper National Park has released a report from an expert scientific review about whether conservation breeding can recover Jasper’s critically low numbers of caribou. Jasper has also announced it will review caribou habitat winter access for 2021-22 to ensure Parks Canada’s efforts are focused “on what is most effective”. Read more about Helping Jasper’s Caribou to Survive Needs More than Conservation Breeding

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