A new report that suggests Canada's national parks are getting short shrift from federal and provincial governments and suffering from the lack of support paints a concerning picture for the country's most beautiful landscapes.
The report from the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) says challenges are mounting for national parks across the country, from limited investment to the creeping threat of industrialization of protected land.
“We’re most worried about the growing trend by governments to prioritize industrial and commercial interests over the long-term ecological, social and economic benefits of establishing and protecting Canada’s parks. Decisions are being made in many instances that ignore scientific evidence and public opinion,” CPAWS Parks Program Director Alison Woodley said in a statement.
CPAWS releases its "State of Canada's Parks" report every year, making note of the good and bad in Canadian parkland development. This year's report, "Losing Ground: Time toRead More »from Study says Canada’s National Parks need more support; five ways to help