Parks Canada has been a world leader in natural and cultural protection and presentation for the last 100 years. This month, we present you a number of areas where our work has shown to improve the global well-being of our planet.
Did you know that some of Parks Canada’s achievements have recently been recognized by the international community?
Ernie Gladstone accepting an international award © Parks Canada
On March 16, the Field Unit Superintendent for Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve, Ernie Gladstone, accepted an international award on behalf of the Archipelago Management Board and Parks Canada for cultural resource achievement from the George Wright Society.
On March 26, Jasper National Park was declared a Dark Sky Preserve by the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC), making it the biggest in the world.
Did you know that Parks Canada continues to work with international partners to improve the health of our planet? Want to know about some of our latest achievements? Read on!
Parks Canada plays a significant role in international heritage conservation through its participation in various organizations. Learn more about our work in World Heritage and with the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and the Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM).
In 1979, soon after Kluane National Park’s inscription on the UNESCO WHS list, a commemorative stamp representing the park was issued by Canada Post.
Bison were recently transferred from Elk Island National Park to the Republic of Sahka, in Russia, to fulfill a national aspiration to rebuild an ecosystem analogous to the one that existed in the area before the extinction of steppe bison.
Once considered North America’s rarest mammal, the black-footed ferret was reintroduced to Canada in Parks Canada’s Grasslands National Park in cooperation with the United States Fish and Wildlife Service. Watch them in action.
American researchers make an interesting discovery about a population of Greater Sage Grouse from Grasslands National Park!
Did you know that Parks Canada manages sites that are important to the whole world?
- Ten Parks Canada sites have been recognized by UNESCO as World Heritage sites. Get to know all 15 of Canada’s World Heritage sites here!
- Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park, established in 1932, was a first of its kind. Click here to learn more about a great international initiative involving Parks Canada!
A number of national historic sites, many of them managed by Parks Canada, also have an international dimension. Get to know sites related to:
Archaeological research at many Parks Canada sites is of international significance. Learn what is so special about:
Thanks to a strong belief in the benefits of nature and culture on human kind, Canada has a strong network of protected places recognized throughout the world. Discover it, and in no time, you will understand and share this attachment to Canada’s land and people!