The Canadian government is promising almost $60 million over three years to deal with environmental threats in Wood Buffalo National Park. This adds to $27.5 million dollars that were previously announced. Indigenous groups and UNESCO have voiced concerns about hydro and oilsands development and the the effects of climate change.
Source: More funding to address concerns about World Heritage Site
Natural environmental processes—not upstream energy projects—are the primary cause of changing flood patterns in Alberta’s Athabasca Delta, new research shows.
Source: Natural causes are the key driver of change in Athabasca Delta flood patterns, research shows
Reduced flows from the Athabasca River are contributing to environmental deterioration at Wood Buffalo National Park, according to a new comprehensive report from Parks Canada. The report was created by the firm Independent Environmental Consultants. It amasses studies and testimony on Wood Buffalo National Park, as well as the Peace-Athabasca Delta (PAD). The report recommends action be taken to prevent environmental degradation at the park, which is a world heritage site.
Source: Athabasca River contributing to deterioration of world heritage site, report finds – Athabasca Advocate
The UNESCO World Heritage Committee expressed serious concern about the continued deterioration of Wood Buffalo National Park and warned Canada the site could be added to the List of World Heritage in Danger.
Source: Kootenay MP advocates stronger action needed to protect Wood Buffalo
The UN body has said that without major improvements, the park could lose its place on the prestigious list of World Heritage Sites.
Source: Canada’s plan to rescue Wood Buffalo National Park doesn’t go far enough, UNESCO warns | The Star
Canada’s largest national park is big. Incredibly big and so far away that most people don’t know that much about it.
Source: 6 things you probably didn’t know about Canada’s largest national park
UNESCO warned two years ago that the park was in danger of losing its World Heritage status owing to poor management…
Source: Ottawa produces action plan for Wood Buffalo National Park
Canada – Wood Buffalo National Park
The world’s remaining totally wild flock of critically endangered Whooping Cranes dances at its summer home in Canada’s Wood Buffalo National Park. Michael Stein takes us to there in today’s BirdNote®.
Read more from source: Living on Earth: BirdNote®: Whooping Cranes