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UNESCO approves report outlining threats to Wood Buffalo National Park – battlefordsNOW

Sep 13, 2023

The United Nations body that oversees World Heritage Sites is approving a report that finds Wood Buffalo National Park’s place on that list is in danger.

At a meeting in Saudi Arabia, UNESCO delegates voted to approve an investigation that found the park remains under environmental threats from dam construction in British Columbia, oilsands development and climate change.

Delegates voted to recommend that Canada implement 17 recommendations in the report.

Five of those recommendations pertain specifically to threats posed by the oilsands, upstream of the park.

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