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Jasper National Park: Wild, Magnificent … and Threatened 

The largest of Canada’s Rocky Mountain National Parks, Jasper is part of an UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its spectacular landscapes and iconic wildlife now attract almost two million visitors annually. To native peoples its valleys were a rich hunting ground; to fur traders and explorers its mountain ranges presented a daunting barrier on their way west; now it has …more

Species at Risk

Woodland Caribou

Jasper’s caribou population continues to decline. Parks Canada staff cuts are making it hard for the Agency to complete a recovery plan and  Environment …more

Grizzly Bear

Grizzly bears could become extinct in the province of Alberta within the next fifty years. Their only chance of survival may now be in the national parks…more

Wolverine

In Canada’s Rocky Mountains wolverine numbers are few and they are threatened by trapping and loss of habitat in both Alberta and British … more

Sensitive Species

Wolf

The wolf is not yet on the ‘endangered’ list but it is a sad commentary on humans that a species has to be…more

Mountain Goat

An ancient species of high, rocky slopes, the mountain goat until recently has been remote from most human activities…more

Harlequin Duck

The harlequin duck population in western Canada is in decline but Jasper National Park still more

Pika

The little pikas of Jasper National Park are vulnerable to global warming. Their thick fur that enables them…more

Key Issues

Threatened wilderness

Jasper’s Marmot Basin ski hill is in a critical wildlife area. Any expansion into the adjacent Whistlers Creek  Valley…more

Move over nature

Parks Canada is caught between inadequate funding by the federal government and increasing …more

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