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Wapusk National Park of Canada

Partnering with Wapusk National Park

By working in collaboration with respected organisations that share our values, Parks Canada is able to better deliver its promise to Canadians by continuing to be a world leader in the protection and presentation of Canada’s natural and cultural heritage. We believe in sharing leadership and working with our partners to offer unique, inspiring opportunities for Canadians to discover our treasured places and to achieve extraordinary results.

We are proud to be formally collaborating with the following partners:


ArcticNet
Schools on Tundra

ArcticNet is a Network of Centres of Excellence of Canada that brings together scientists and managers in the human health and social sciences with their partners from Inuit organizations, northern communities, federal and provincial agencies and the private sector to study the impacts of climate change and modernization in the Canadian Arctic. Through its Schools on Tundra program, ArcticNet wishes to foster in Canada’s youth a greater understanding of the changes that the sub-arctic is experiencing due to global climate change, to bridge Arctic research with science education in high schools across Canada, and to educate young Canadians about the challenges and career opportunities in Arctic research.

ArcticNet and Parks Canada are partnering to provide experiential programming to participants in the Schools on Tundra program pertaining to the ecological and cultural resources at Wapusk National Park and Prince of Wales Fort National Historic Site, and the surrounding region. Schools on Tundra is hosted at the Churchill Northern Studies Centre, a Parks Canada partner.


Churchill Northern Studies Centre

Churchill Northern Studies Centre (CNSC) is Manitoba’s premier independent, non-profit northern research and education facility. CNSC is mandated to provide logistical support to independent scientific researchers working on a diverse range of topics of interest to northern science, and to serve as an education centre which facilitates a wide range of programming, from general interest courses for the visiting public to university credit courses for students. Together Parks Canada and CNSC are working to provide a greater capacity for research and monitoring and public education relating to the ecological and cultural resources within Wapusk National Park and the surrounding region, for the benefit of Manitobans and Canadians.






Explore

Explore is a philanthropic multimedia organization that documents and features a wide range of topics from around the world — from animal rights, health and human services, and poverty to the environment, education, and spirituality. Explore’s growing library consists of more than 250 original films and 30,000 photographs from around the world which are showcased at film festivals, on over 100 public broadcast and cable channels, and on numerous online destinations including explore.org. Explore is funded by the Annenberg Foundation.

Explore and Parks Canada are partnering to help foster awareness and appreciation for the subarctic-coastal tundra ecosystem and the wildlife that inhabits this region through webcams installed in Wapusk National Park and at Prince of Wales Fort National Historic Site in Churchill, Manitoba, broadcasting live on Explore’s website, explore.org.






Manitoba Conservation and Water Stewardship

Manitoba Conservation and Water Stewardship (MCWS), a department of the Government of Manitoba, is committed to delivering programs and services that result in a clean, healthy and diverse natural environment for current and future generations. MCWS wishes to work collaboratively with First Nations and other Aboriginal communities, and many stakeholders, to balance the environmental, social and economic needs of Manitobans.

Parks Canada and Manitoba Conservation and Water Stewardship have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to support collaboration in areas around Wapusk National Park and the provincial Churchill Wildlife Management Area. The agreement also applies to Riding Mountain National Park and surrounding provincial lands. Parks Canada and MCWS will work cooperatively and collaboratively to provide a greater capacity for ecological monitoring, resource management and public education pertaining to ecological and cultural resources for the benefit of Manitobans and Canadians.

For more information, visit:
Churchill Wildlife Management Area


Polar Bears International

Polar Bears International (PBI) is the world’s leading polar bear conservation group – dedicated to saving polar bears by saving their sea ice habitat. PBI’s focus is on research, education and action. PBI conducts, funds, supports and guides scientific research that will help assure the future survival of polar bears, and is committed to informing and educating individuals, communities, business leaders and policy makers on how to make a difference for the future survival of polar bears.

Parks Canada and Polar Bears International are committed to working together to: research and monitor polar bears and their habitat within Wapusk National Park; deliver public outreach education to Canadians and the world in order to raise awareness and understanding about Wapusk National Park and associated polar bear habitat; and collaborate on issues relating to polar bear tourism.