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BIG ANIMALS and SMALL PARKS: Implications of Wildlife Distribution and Movements for Expansion of Nahanni National Park Reserve

(June 01, 2007) Too small, too narrow - this is the problem facing Nahanni National Park Reserve in the Northwest Territories. Created in 1972 to protect the spectacular falls and canyons of the famed South Nahanni River, the park is only 8 km wide in some sections. Dr. John Weaver, a WCS conservation biologist who has studied wildlife in the Yellowstone-to-Yukon region for more that 3 decades, has now completed a 4-year study of grizzly bears, Dall's sheep, and woodland caribou throughout the Greater Nahanni E...

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Human Footprint of the Northern Appalachians

(June 01, 2007) WCS Canada has completed mapping the Human Footprint of the Northern Appalachian / Acadian Ecoregion - a quantitative assessment of the continuum of human influence on the lands surface. The Human Footprint methodology developed by WCS and CIESEN scientists has been tailored to this forested ecoregion by 1) increasing the resolution of analysis to 90m, 2) using regional spatial data and 3) tailoring the assessment of human impacts to the region. This analysis reveals that 16% of the ecoregion st...

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NEW REPORT SAYS CANADA'S LEGENDARY NAHANNI PARK IS TOO SMALL FOR WILDLIFE:

(July 05, 2006) Park boundaries must be expanded to safeguard grizzlies, caribou and Dall’s sheep Download


NEW REPORT SAYS CANADA'S LEGENDARY NAHANNI PARK IS TOO SMALL FOR WILDLIFE:

(July 05, 2006) Park boundaries must be expanded to safeguard grizzlies, caribou and Dall’s sheep Download


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