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July 29, 2015 | Globe and Mail | Published News | Gloria Galloway
Ottawa is entering into an unprecedented agreement with a First Nation and the Northwest Territories to create a new national park reserve that they will co-manage.The federal government announced...
July 29, 2015 | CBC News | Published News | Bob Weber
The expected boundaries of a vast new protected area in the Northwest Territories have been revealed, along with the unique relationship Parks Canada is to have with the aboriginal people who live...
July 17, 2015 | Globe and Mail | Op-ed | David Schindler and Jeffrey Wells
Even for most Canadians, let alone the rest of the world, the Northwest Territories is more a place of grand imagination than of reality. As the stories go, everything is bigger, colder, harder and...
July 16, 2015 | National Geographic Voices | Published News | Jeff Wells
Here’s a fact that should be disturbing to anyone concerned about our imperiled forests:The pace of deforestation has accelerated so rapidly over the past 200 years that today our planet harbors...
June 12, 2015 | Seattle Times | Published News | Gordon Orians and Jeff Wells
LONG before Lewis and Clark made their way to the Pacific Coast, members of the diverse indigenous cultures who lived on the rivers and deltas of the region were awakened on spring mornings by the...
May 30, 2015 | New York Times | Op-ed | Scott Weidensaul and Jeffrey V. Wells
STRETCHING from interior Alaska across Canada to Newfoundland, and sandwiched between the prairies and the Arctic, North America’s boreal forest is a mind-boggling 1.5 billion acres in size — bigger...
May 25, 2015 | Conservator Magazine | Published News | Peter McCartney
Icy water swells up around Chris Smith’s boots with each step as he walks across the thawing muskeg. It’s a bit like walking on a saturated sponge – one that covers huge swathes of Canada’s vast...
May 20, 2015 | Toronto Star | Op-ed | Bridget Stutchbury and Jeff Wells
The Swainson’s thrush is probably a bird that you have never heard of before, despite the fact that it breeds in almost every province and territory of Canada and its total population numbers in the...
May 12, 2015 | Globe and Mail | Published News | Mark Hume
Woodland caribou in northeast British Columbia are headed for extinction and could become the first subpopulation of a species to vanish in Canada while under government protection.Researchers from...
May 7, 2015 | Pew Charitable Trusts | Published News | Steve Kallick
In the effort to protect the world’s last great wild landscapes, few days in recent history were as significant as May 9, 2011.That’s when the government in Canada’s Quebec province, led then by...

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