|Parks and Protected Areas
Keeping our parks healthy
Safeguarding ecological integrity is the legislated first priority for the managers of Canadas national parks. Despite this fact, these national treasures are facing incredible internal and external threats that seriously compromise their ability to provide a healthy home for wildlife.
In 1998 a government-appointed panel of experts travelled to a series of representative national parks to see firsthand the problems and stresses that threaten our national parks. In a two-part report released in spring 2000, the panel concluded that virtually every national park was under significant ecological stress.
Nature Canada believes there are three steps to saving Canadas national parks:
In 2002 the Mining Association of Canada and Nature Canada (under its former name the Canadian Nature Federation) co-sponsored a study to examine the extent and nature of mining activities and impacts on Canadas national parks.