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CPAWS seeks commitment to conservation as devolution of powers to Northwest Territories advances

  • Published on Mar 11 2013 |
  • This article is tagged as: nwt

Yellowknife - In anticipation of this afternoon’s announcement on the devolution of powers from the federal government to the NWT, the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) is seeking assurances that the territorial government (GNWT) will continue efforts to protect ecologically and culturally important lands and waters through the NWT Protected Areas Strategy.

“As it takes on more government powers over the next few years and develops a land-use framework, we are looking to the GNWT to commit to a path of sustainable development that balances economic development opportunities with the protection of important cultural and ecological values,” said Kris Brekke, CPAWS - NWT chapter executive director.

Read the full release on CPAWS-NWT's website here.