Canada, Indians Agree to 13,000-Acre Park

On the heels of creating the massive Great Bear Rainforest preserve along the Pacific coast, Canada announced plans for a new 13,000 preserve in the Northwest Territories. Four times the size of Yellowstone Park in the U.S., the new park protects a massive tract of land covering the transition between boreal forest and tundra. “Conservation groups are applauding the announcement. ‘It is a crucible for wildlife,’ said Monte Hummel, president emeritus of the Toronto, Ontario-based nonprofit WWF-Canada.” Hannah Hoag on NationalGeographic.com.

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