First Nation seeks ‘at-risk’ designation to protect Wood Buffalo National Park
by JUSTIN GIOVANNETTI
EDMONTON — The Globe and Mail
Published Tuesday, Dec. 09 2014, 3:00 AM EST
The Mikisew Cree First Nation is seeking to have Wood Buffalo National Park, a crown jewel of Canada’s national park system, classified as “at-risk” internationally in an effort to protect it from oil sands and hydroelectric projects.
Members of the Mikisew Cree say they have watched water levels drop for decades across the 800,000-acre delta, a nesting place for endangered whooping cranes. The delta and the park are the small community’s home, where locals hunt, fish and trap.
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