Conservation Issues and News in the Canadian Rockies
The latest conservation news can be found on my Canadian Wildlife and Nature Photography blog:
Following is a list of Banff, Canmore, Albertan and Canadian organizations that I support and/or regularly donate images to either free of charge or at reduced rates. These are all wonderful organizations and projects, many of which are focused on my backyard in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Please take the time to visit their websites and if you can, make a donation to support their work in conservation in Canada and abroad.
Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative (Y2Y)
. . . people working together to maintain and restore the unique natural heritage of the Yellowstone to Yukon region.
April 8, 2003: Karsten Heuer + Leanne Allison left the remote community of Old Crow, Yukon, to join the Porcupine Caribou Herd on their epic life journey. For 5 months the Canadians migrated on foot with the 123,000-member herd from wintering to calving grounds in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, and back again — 1500km across snow and tundra. They completed their journey on Sept. 8, 2003 and headed straight to Washington, DC to tell politicians + activists what they found.
Learn more about Being Caribou and why it's still a very relevant issue in 2008 at www.beingcaribou.com.
CPAWS is Canada's pre-eminent, community-based, non-profit, wilderness protection organization.
The Muskwa-Kechika Management Area (M-KMA), situated in north-eastern British Columbia, Canada, is an area of land designated for varying levels of protection, conservation and use (e.g. economic development, research, backcountry recreation, Alaska Highway travel). The M-KMA serves as a model for the future, enabling economic development while protecting a large, intact, and predominantly unroaded wilderness. For more on the M-KMA, please visit their website at www.muskwa-kechika.com.
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