UNESCO team in Alberta to judge if Wood Buffalo Park should go on endangered list – CityNews

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UNESCO team in Alberta to judge if Wood Buffalo Park should go on endangered list – CityNews

by ahnationtalk on August 17, 202238 Views

EDMONTON — A United Nations body that monitors some of the world’s greatest natural glories is in Canada again to assess government responses to ongoing threats to the country’s largest national park, including plans to release treated oilsands tailings into its watershed.

In a series of meetings beginning Thursday, UNESCO investigators are to determine whether Wood Buffalo National Park should be on the list of World Heritage Sites In Danger — a move the agency has already deemed “likely.”

“Canada is not delivering,” said Melody Lepine of the Mikisew Cree First Nation, which first brought concerns about the northern Alberta park to UNESCO’s attention.

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