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

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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.

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

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

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Almost every part of Canada’s largest national park deteriorating: federal study; Canadian Press

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Ottawa Puts $27.5 Million Into Protecting Canada’s Largest National Park; Paula Liu; Epoch Times

Canada is investing $27.5 million over five years into securing the future of Wood Buffalo National Park, the largest national park in Canada, as a World Heritage site. The decision came after recommendations in 2017 from the committee that oversees UNESCO world heritage sites The committee warned that it might put Wood Buffalo on its […]

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National park, a world heritage site, gets millions in funding; Lynn Desjardins; RCI Net

The Canadian government will provide $27.5 million over the next five years to help Wood Buffalo National Park not be listed as endangered on the UNESCO world heritage list. The United Nations agency investigated Canada’s largest park in 2016 after Indigenous people warned its environmental integrit…

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Federal government announces $27.5 million to protect Wood Buffalo National Park; Hina Alam; Edmonton Journal

The federal government has announced new funding for Wood Buffalo National Park, which is at risk of being classified as an endangered world heritage site.

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Indigenous and environmental groups want feds to assess impact of Site C dam on UNESCO World Heritage Site; Charlie Smith; Straight

They’re in Bahrain to draw attention to a variety of threats to Wood Buffalo National Park.

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

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

On May 15, the Nature Conservancy of Canada celebrated the creation of a 1,274 square-mile conserved forest in northeastern Alberta.

Through an Order in Council, the Government of Alberta created the Birch River Wildland Park. This park is near the recently created Richardson, Kazan, and Birch Mountain parks, thus creating the largest continuous boreal forest in the world.

And to the south, the parks link up with the already massive Wood Buffalo National Park, a Unesco World Heritage Site home to the largest wild bison population in North America.

The announcement comes after the Tallcree Tribal Government relinquished its timber quota of $2.8 million. The NCC purchased the relinquishment, thus opening the door for the Government of Alberta to protect the land and create the parks.

Largest Boreal Forest: Birch River Wildland Park

Canada’s protected boreal forests now total 26,156 square miles – a conservation achievement the NCC says is of “global significance.”

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