The Arctic is particularly vulnerable to climate change, but efforts to tackle it risk alienating the people who live there.
The Tonquin and Brazeau caribou herds in Jasper National Park are now so small that they cannot recover on their own.
Canada needs a national board of advisers to hold Parks Canada’s feet to the fire and shield it from political interference.
2016’s warm winter meant not enough snow for the start of the Iditarod sled dog race in Anchorage, so it was brought by train from 360 miles north.
For everyone from traditional hunters to the military, the National Park Service to the oil industry, climate change is the new reality in Alaska. Government, residents and businesses are all trying to adapt.
The wilderness in Canada’s parks is shrinking due to encroaching business. Pictured here: the Glacier Skywalk in Jasper National Park is cantilevered 280 metres over the Sunwapta Valley floor.
Canada’s national parks don’t need more visitors. They could use more scientists, and better science, to help conserve the country’s species.
Barren-ground caribou in autumn near Kugluktuk, Nuanvut.
(Mathieu Dumond/Umingmak Productions)
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