Athabasca River contributing to deterioration of world heritage site, report finds; Joseph Quigley; Athabasca Advocate

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…

Source: Athabasca River contributing to deterioration of world heritage site, report finds – Athabasca Advocate

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Kootenay MP advocates stronger action needed to protect Wood Buffalo; RVWest

The UNESCO World Heritage Committee expressed serious concern about the continued deterioration of Wood Buffalo National Park…

Source: Kootenay MP advocates stronger action needed to protect Wood Buffalo

Canada appears set to gain a World Heritage site, even as UN-designated park declines near oil sands; Jeff Lewis; Globe And Mail

Wood Buffalo National Park — which contains the world’s largest free-roaming wood bison herd and nesting grounds for endangered whooping cranes — faces severe strain from Alberta oil sands mines and hydroelectric projects in British Columbia…

Source: Canada appears set to gain a World Heritage site, even as UN-designated park declines near oil sands

Canada’s plan to rescue Wood Buffalo National Park doesn’t go far enough, UNESCO warns; Bob Weber; The Star

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

6 things you probably didn’t know about Canada’s largest national park; Lisa Felepchuk; Winnipeg Sun

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

Ottawa produces action plan for Wood Buffalo National Park; Jeff Lewis; Globe & Mail

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

‘We’re not convinced’: Groups criticize draft plan to restore Wood Buffalo National Park; Bob Weber; CBC News

The draft for a federal plan to restore Canada’s largest national park suggests Ottawa is unlikely to ease international concerns about threats posed to its status as a World Heritage site, say environmental groups and First Nations.

Source: ‘We’re not convinced’: Groups criticize draft plan to restore Wood Buffalo National Park | CBC News

Out of sight, out of mind? Connecting the dots between Site C and Wood Buffalo National Park; Wendy Holm; Straight.com

The Peace-Athabasca Delta (PAD) is in danger of dying. And the biggest coffin nail is being forged right here in B.C.: the Peace River’s Site C Dam.The PAD—formed by the confluence of…

Source: Wendy Holm: Out of sight, out of mind? Connecting the dots between

Will this plan save Wood Buffalo’s World Heritage status?; Sarah Pruys; Cabin Radio

Parks Canada released a draft action plan to save Wood Buffalo National Park’s UNESCO status, but activists and Indigenous groups said it lacks teeth.

Source: Will this plan save Wood Buffalo’s World Heritage status?

Climate change, not industry to blame for UNESCO site’s decline: Scientists; Bob Weber; The Star

Research from two prominent water scientists says that the world’s second-largest freshwater delta has been drying out for more than a century despite claims that BC Hydro’s Bennett Dam is the cause.

Source: Climate change, not industry to blame for UNESCO site’s decline: Scientists | The Star

Wood Buffalo National Park And Its Wildlife Confronted By Numerous Threats; Kurt Repanshek; National Parks Traveler

Size alone cannot be expected to buffer national parks and protected areas from human impacts. That’s evident at Canada’s Wood Buffalo National Park, a 17,275-square-mile preserve threatened by energy development, hydropower projects, agricultural practices, and municipal expansion.

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Canada’s biggest national park is under siege; Christian Cotroneo; MNN

A new study suggests the UNESCO status of Canada’s Wood Buffalo National Park is in danger.

Source: Canada’s biggest national park is under siege

Canada’s Largest National Park Is Deteriorating; Jackie Marchildon; Global Citizen

UNESCO issued a warning about Wood Buffalo National Park in 2017.

Source: Canada’s Largest National Park Is Deteriorating

Canada Protects 4 New Parks, Forest Now Twice the Size of Belgium; Nate Mitka; Gear Junkier

Canada – Wood Buffalo National Park

Canada is now home to the largest stretch of protected boreal forest in the world.

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Living on Earth: BirdNote®: Whooping Cranes; Living On Earth

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®.

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World Heritage Sites Alberta: Some Of The Most Spectacular Places In Wild Rose Country; Huffington Post

Source: World Heritage Sites Alberta: Some Of The Most Spectacular Places In Wild Rose Country (PHOTOS)