Natural environmental processes—not upstream energy projects—are the primary cause of changing flood patterns in Alberta’s Athabasca Delta, new 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…
The UNESCO World Heritage Committee expressed serious concern about the continued deterioration of Wood Buffalo National Park…
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…
The UN body has said that without major improvements, the park could lose its place on the prestigious list of World Heritage Sites.
Canada’s largest national park is big. Incredibly big and so far away that most people don’t know that much about it.
UNESCO warned two years ago that the park was in danger of losing its World Heritage status owing to poor management…
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
A new study suggests the UNESCO status of Canada’s Wood Buffalo National Park is in danger.
UNESCO issued a warning about Wood Buffalo National Park in 2017.
Canada is now home to the largest stretch of protected boreal forest in the world.
Read more from source: Canada Protects 4 New Parks, Forest Now Twice the Size of Belgium
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