Government funds effort to return bison to Banff National Park

Parks Canada officially confirmed today that plains bison will be reintroduced to Canada’s oldest park.

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Video: A conservation gathering at BC’s Quamichan wetlands

Shared by: Nature Conservancy of Canada – A group of over 30 Conservation Volunteers and staff from Habitat Acquisition Trust, Cowichan Land Trust, Parks Canada, Quamichan Watershed Stewardship Society, Cowichan Young Naturalists Club, Canada World Youth, Saanich Native Plant Nursery and the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) recently joined forces to continue restoration efforts at Quamichan wetlands…

Approval of Jasper Development Ignores Public Outcry

Banff, Alberta – Over the objections of almost 200,000 citizens, the federal government has approved the proposed “Brewster Glacier Discovery Walk” in Jasper National Park. Conservation organizations fear that the beauty and integrity of Jasper National Park are being surrendered to commercial interests, opening the door for more for-profit businesses to capitalize on the splendour of Canada‟s most…

CPAWS unveils Caribou Ninja

Ottawa – The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) is pushing the power of the Internet for not-for-profit organizations by unveiling a new video game on Youtube. Designed to spread awareness of woodland caribou threats and entertain, the game challenges players to become a Caribou Ninja as they’re matched up against caribou-seeking villains.

Vuntut National Park of Canada

Vuntut National Park was established in 1995 after extensive negotiations through the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation’s Final Land Claims Agreement between the Vuntut Gwitchin of Old Crow and the Government of Canada and the Yukon.

Banff National Park – November 25th

Banff National Park is Canada’s oldest national park, established on November 25th, 1885 in the Rocky Mountains. The park, located 110–180 kilometres (68–112 mi) west of Calgary in the province of Alberta, encompasses 6,641 square kilometres (2,564 sq mi)[2] of mountainous terrain, with numerous glaciers and ice fields, dense coniferous forest, and alpine landscapes.