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Two Atlantic Canada sites recognized as UNESCO Global Geoparks

The Canadian Commission of UNESCO announced today that two sites in Atlantic Canada, the Cliffs of Fundy in Nova Scotia, and Discovery in Newfoundland and Labrador, are being recognized as UNESCO Global Geoparks for their exceptional geological heritage. The Cliffs »

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It’s World Radio Day!

In 2011 UNESCO declared February 13th to be World Radio Day, which was adopted by the U.N General Assembly as an ‘international day’ the following year. This year the theme is diversity. Radio Canada International joined with four other broadcasters »

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, Indigenous

UNESCO declares Pimachiowin Aki Canada’s first ‘mixed’ cultural and natural World Heritage Site

The UNESCO World Heritage Committee declared on Sunday an expanse of boreal forest spanning the Manitoba–Ontario boundary as a mixed cultural and natural World Heritage Site, marking the first time a Canadian site is recognized for both its natural and »

Environment & Animal Life

National park, a world heritage site, gets millions in funding

The Canadian government will provide $27.5 million over the next five years to help Wood Buffalo National Park not be listed as endangered on the UNESCO world heritage list. The United Nations agency investigated Canada’s largest park in 2016 after »

Environment & Animal Life, International

Canada proposes new World heritage sites

Canada’s federal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna, who is also responsible for Parks Canada, announced eight more sites to be considered for UNESCO World Heritage Site status. The eight proposals were selected from 42 entries. This finger goblet sponge in Hecate »

Arts & Entertainment, Society

Quebec City designated UNESCO City of Literature

Quebec City has become the first French-speaking city to be designated a City of Literature by UNESCO’s Creative Cities Network, city officials and the Canadian Commission for UNESCO announced today. “Quebec City is the cradle of French-language culture in North America. »

Economy, International, Society

Canada Post: celebrating Canadian UNESCO sites

Canada post has released five new stamps. The stamps show fascinating world heritage sites as named by UNESCO, so declared for their importance to world history and heritage The other stamps in the latest issue of the Canada Post UNESCO »

Environment & Animal Life, International, Society

Suggest world heritage sites, asks government

The environment minister wants Canadians to suggest places of cultural, historic and natural significance to add to Canada’s list of nominees as UNESCO world heritage sites. There are already 18 designated sites in this country and more than 1,000 worldwide. »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, International, Politics

Recommendation of boreal forest for World Heritage status

An area larger than Belgium. Two distinctly different areas in Canada have joined 15 other sites around the world as recommended for World Heritage status for 2016. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the International Commission on »