UNESCO is wrapping up a second reactive monitoring mission to Wood Buffalo National Park to see if Canada’s largest national park should go on the list of World Heritage Sites in Danger.
Source: UNESCO Probes Whether Wood Buffalo National Park Is In Danger
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
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
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