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…

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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.

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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…

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‘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…

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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.

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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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