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Public and Aboriginal Consultations on the proposed National Parks of Canada Wild Animals Regulations

Atlantis Fritillary 
Atlantic Puffin 
Mule Deer 
Painted Turtle 

Atlantis Fritillary, Atlantic Puffin, Mule Deer, Painted Turtle
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Parks Canada is carrying out public and Aboriginal consultations on the proposed National Parks of Canada Wild Animals Regulations (the Regulations) and would greatly appreciate receiving your input with respect to this proposal. Parks Canada is proposing these Regulations to replace the current National Parks Wildlife Regulations.

Porcupine Caribou Porcupine caribou running through the North Slope of Ivvavik National Park
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The proposed Regulations:

  • extend protection provided by the Regulations to all wild animals at any developmental stage and to any of their parts or derivatives;
  • enhance the protection of wild animal dwelling places;
  • regulate the use, possession and transportation of firearms and other weapons;
  • respect obligations under various land claim agreements, impact and benefit agreements or park establishment agreements; and,
  • enhance visitor safety in national parks where polar bears are present by allowing certain categories of park users to carry and use firearms for their protection and the protection of others.

What information is available?

Consultation Timeline

National online consultations: July 7, 2011 to December 31, 2011.
Northern national parks will carry out specific consultation activities with Aboriginal peoples, partners, stakeholders and interested Canadians according to the following schedule:

 National Park or National Park Reserve Timeline for consultations 
Torngat Mountains and Vuntut National Parks, Nahanni National Park Reserve, Kluane National Park and Reserve July-December 2011
Wapusk National Park July-October 2011
Tuktut Nogait, Aulavik, and Ivvavik National Parks September-December 2011
Auyuittuq, Sirmilik, Quttinirpaaq and Ukkusiksalik National Parks August-December 2011