Protecting Wood Buffalo National Park

  • September 11, 2017

The UNESCO World Heritage Committee has called on Canada to take major new steps to protect the Wood Buffalo National Park – an area of critical importance for the rights and culture of Mikisew Cree First Nation.  Canada’s failure to respond UNESCO’s request could result in Wood Buffalo National Park being added to the List of World Heritage in Danger or losing World Heritage Status. As this article from JFK law discusses, the decision could also have significant implications for current regulatory proceedings regarding projects that have the potential to impact Wood Buffalo National Park, such as the Teck Frontier Project.