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Sunday, August 13, 2006

Canada's Yellowstone Too Small for Wildlife

Canada's Yellowstone Too Small for Wildlife
Wildlife Conservation Society

A new scientific report by the Wildlife Conservation Society, a 110-year-old science-based conservation organization, says that Northwest Territories’ Nahanni National Park Reserve – one of Canada’s most beloved and storied national parks – is too small to maintain its nearly natural population of grizzly bears, caribou and Dall’s sheep.

According to the report, which looked at more than four years of WCS field data, the park needs to expand from its current size of under 5,000 square kilometers, to include the entire South Nahanni River watershed and the adjacent Nahanni Karstlands. Both areas are totaling more than 38,000 square kilometers – four times larger than Yellowstone National Park.

The full article was published at Mongabay.com but has been removed. Therefore, we're unable to link to it anymore.

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