Nature & Wildlife Conservation

A proud day for Canada: Nahanni becomes one of world’s greatest parks

A proud day for Canada: Nahanni becomes one of world’s greatest parks

Ottawa – The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) is celebrating the historic announcement today by Environment Minister Jim Prentice and DehCho First Nations Grand Chief Gerald Antoine of the final boundaries for the greatly expanded Nahanni National Park Reserve in the Northwest Territories.

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The Northwest Territories Protected Areas Strategy

The Northwest Territories Protected Areas Strategy

The NWT Protected Areas Strategy (PAS) is a community-guided planning process protecting culturally and ecologically important areas in the NWT.

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Canadian Boreal Initiative Applauds Protection Around NWT’s Great Bear Lake

Canadian Boreal Initiative Applauds Protection Around NWT’s Great Bear Lake

The Canadian Boreal Initiative joined its partners in congratulating the Government of Canada and the Sahtu Dene community of Déline for permanently protecting Saoyú -?ehdacho, also known as Grizzly Bear Mountain and Scented Grass Hills.

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Whooping cranes make a comeback

Whooping cranes make a comeback

Yellowknife – One of the most majestic and endangered birds on the continent appears to be making a slow flight to recovery, say experts who see whooping cranes returning to their Texas wintering grounds in record numbers this year.

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CPAWS welcomes federal commitment to protect important NWT ecological and cultural site

CPAWS welcomes federal commitment to protect important NWT ecological and cultural site

CPAWS is pleased that Federal Environment Minister John Baird announced yesterday a funding commitment that will allow Sahoy

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WWF-Canada supports new protected areas in the Mackenzie River Basin

WWF-Canada supports new protected areas in the Mackenzie River Basin

WWF-Canada today strongly supported federal Environment Minister Rona Ambrose

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Nahanni National Park Reserve too small for wildlife–recent report

Nahanni National Park Reserve too small for wildlife–recent report

  A July report by the Wildlife Conservation Society Canada supports CPAWS’ campaign to expand Nahanni National Park Reserve–author Dr John Weaver finds the iconic national park is too small to maintain wide-ranging sensitive wildlife including grizzly bears, woodland caribou and Dall’s sheep.  

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N.W.T. lauded for caribou protection strategies

N.W.T. lauded for caribou protection strategies

The Northwest Territories is on the right track when it comes to protecting the woodland caribou, a new report from two environmental groups says. The report by the Sierra Club of Canada and the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society looked at what governments across the country are doing to protect the species.

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Feds consider bison kill at Wood Buffalo park

Feds consider bison kill at Wood Buffalo park

The federal government is once again considering a controversial proposal to kill the bison of Wood Buffalo National Park to wipe out diseases such as tuberculosis and brucellosis.

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N.W.T. limits non-native caribou hunt

N.W.T. limits non-native caribou hunt

Non-aboriginal hunters in the Northwest Territories will no longer be able to hunt as many caribou, as the government tries to get a grip on declining populations of the animal. – CBC

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