Mikisew Cree Petitions UNESCO to list Wood Buffalo NP as World Heritage Site in Danger

  • Published on Dec 09 2014 |
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The Mikisew Cree First Nation is asking UNESCO to place Wood Buffalo National Park on its List of World Heritage Sites in Danger due to growing threats from hydro-electric developments and oil and gas activities. The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) and other concerned groups are supporting the petition.

Wood Buffalo National Park was placed on the UNESCO World Heritage Site list in 1983 as it contains the world’s largest freshwater boreal delta, and is of great global significance.

To read the petition click here.

To read the media release and backgrounder, click here.

Stay tuned for further information and opportunities to participate in this petition.