Conservation planning Indigenous partnerships

WCS Canada Conservation Report 18 - Towards a National Park in Natural Region 7

Reid, D., Barichello, N., Leung, M., Sagar, B. & Cooke, H.


The Ross River Dena Council’s Indigenous Protected and Conserved Area – Science Background

Abstract

The purpose of this document is to synthesize and present biophysical information, from the scientific and technical literature, that addresses the suitability of a National Park within all or a portion of the Ross River Dena Council’s Indigenous Protected and Conserved Area (IPCA). We intend this synthesis to inform and support negotiations between the Ross River Dena Council (RRDC) and the Governments of Yukon and Canada regarding the feasibility of all or a portion of the IPCA being co-designated as a National Park, perhaps in conjunction with other conservation designations, in support of the Ross River Dena’s vision for the IPCA.

In this Summary, we present an overview of the key themes and findings of this investigation and synthesis.

Recommended citation

Reid, D., Barichello, N., Leung, M., Sagar, B. & Cooke, H. (2024). WCS Canada Conservation Report 18 - Towards a National Park in Natural Region 7. Wildlife Conservation Society Canada [WCS Canada]. https://doi.org/10.19121/2024.Report.50343

Donald Reid

Donald Reid

Emeritus Scientist

Hilary Cooke

Hilary Cooke

Co-Director, Northern Boreal Mountains Program