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Environment & Animal Life, Society

Research network created to safeguard national parks

The Canadian government has announced the creation of a Pan-Canadian Parks and Protected Areas Research Network. The network will to work to safeguard parks and protected areas and improve the management of them. Participants will include scientists, researchers, Indigenous knowledge »

Society

British Columbia launches free day passes for parks

In order to help its citizens remain active and safe, the British Columbia government announced on Wednesday that it is launching free-day use passes for six of the province’s parks.  The free day passes are part of a pilot program »

Environment & Animal Life, Society

A beautiful National Park expands

Millions of dollars purchase adds over 13 square kilometres to popular park It is among the most beautiful and accessible National Parks in Canada. The Bruce Peninsula stretches out from the land to divide Lake Huron and Georgian Bay. The »

Environment & Animal Life, International, Society

Protection of a huge swath of boreal forest ‘of global importance’

One of the world’s largest intact forest ecosystem is the boreal forest that encircles the globe’s northern latitudes and one-third of it is in Canada. A new project will conserve a part of it that is more than twice the »

Environment & Animal Life

More visitors, more pressure on national parks

The government has increased staff at national parks to cope with an expected increase in the number of visitors this summer. This year is the 150th anniversary of the confederation of Canada and to celebrate the government has offered free »

Arts & Entertainment, Canada 150, Society

Free app promises enhanced visits to national parks

To celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday this year, the government is providing a free mobile application to help people plan and enjoy their visits to national parks, historic sites and marine conservation areas. Parks Canada has already made admission to the »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, Highlights, International, Internet, Science & Technology

Worrisome climate warning about national parks, conservation areas

Around the world national, provincial, state and other parks and conservation areas have been set aside to preserve ecosystems and species.    But with climate change, within just a few decades, they may not be able to do that. A »