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UN says Canada’s plan to rescue Wood Buffalo National Park not enough – National Observer
by ahnationtalk onJune 14, 201987 Views
June 14th 2019
The status of Canada’s largest park as a World Heritage Site remains wobbly after a United Nations body expressed grave doubts about a federal plan to rescue it.
“Considerably more effort will be needed to reverse the negative trends at a time when climate change combined with upstream industrial developments and resource extraction are intensifying,” says a draft decision on Wood Buffalo National Park from UNESCO, which manages the UN’s list of World Heritage Sites.
Further deterioration, it says, “could eventually lead to the inscription of the property on the list of World Heritage in Danger.”