Dec 16 14
Whiteshell Provincial Park Expanded and Better Protected
Today, Manitoba added 23,325 hectares of lands and waters to its protected areas network by expanding the boundaries of Whiteshell Provincial Park and increasing protection of areas within the original boundaries.
Dec 16 14
Caribou Losing Ground Across the Country
In its second annual review of governments' efforts to conserve Canada's boreal caribou, the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) finds that threats from industrial development to boreal woodland caribou have continued to increase while conservation and restoration efforts have shown little progress across the country.
Dec 01 14
Pimachiowin Aki setting the stage for critical change to World Heritage Site selection process
Shortcomings of the current UNESCO designation process to adequately assess sites nominated on the combined basis of cultural and natural heritage value was a topic of discussion at both the 38th session of the World Heritage Committee and at the 2014 World Parks Congress. Catalysed by the Pimachiowin Aki World Heritage bid, these discussions stand to acknowledge the value of the “indissoluble bonds between nature and culture: in indigenously managed sites all over the world. Read our blog post by Olivia Atkins to discover more about Pimachiowin Aki, the land that gives life.