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Conservation scientists at Parks Canada work closely with holders of Indigenous knowledge to protect and manage these natural places for future generations.

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Explore the top stories from the front lines of our science and conservation work. 

Saving cold water loving fish in mountain national parks

Parks Canada is restoring threatened Westslope Cutthroat Trout and aquatic ecosystems in Alberta.
Protecting species

Restoring a quiet environment for whales

Canada’s protected waters are home to many at-risk whales. Keeping waters as quiet as possible is key for their survival.
Protecting species

Birds and climate change: can they stay or will they go?

By 2050, one in four birds in Parks Canada places may need to find new homes as a result of increased greenhouse gas emissions.
Climate change

Out of sight, but not out of mind: caribou recovery at Parks Canada

Recovering caribou in Canada remains a priority for Parks Canada, both inside and outside of park borders.
Conserving and restoring ecosystems

Bison and the power of partnerships

Protecting bison cannot be done alone. Parks Canada works in partnership with many Indigenous communities to help bison grow and thrive.
Indigenous leadership

Take a dip with Parks Canada... in the forest

Experience "forest bathing" at Parks Canada places.
Conserving and restoring ecosystems

Making roads safer for at-risk turtle species

Learn how Parks Canada and partners reduce road mortality in turtles via eco-passages and traffic management, and learn how to help a turtle cross the road safely.
Protecting species

Creating new National Marine Conservation Areas

What’s the recipe for a new marine conservation area? A vision, a plan, a community... and years of perseverance.
Protecting lands and waters

Blue carbon on the West Coast

Parks Canada is studying the capacity of eelgrass and salt marshes to absorb carbon.
Climate change

Meet our conservation staff

Get to know the dedicated employees who work behind the scenes at Parks Canada.

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Parks Canada protects some of the world’s most extraordinary natural and cultural wonders.

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Citizen science

National program for ecological corridors

To continue to play their important role, protected and conserved areas must also be connected. That is where ecological corridors come into play.

Learn more about connected landscapes

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