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CPAWS welcomes step forward towards new NWT national park


Calgary - The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS), congratulates the Akaitcho Dene, the community of Lutsel K’e and Environment Minister Jim Prentice and Parks Canada for signing a Framework Agreement -- an important next step towards establishing Thaidene Nene - East Arm National Park Reserve.

Thaidene Nene, translated from Chipewayn as "The land of the ancestors", is located in the East Arm region of Great Slave Lake in the Northwest Territories. This area, covering approximately 33,000 km2, is one of the largest areas of intact boreal wilderness in North America. Establishment of this national park reserve would protect cultural, spiritual and environmental values which include a range of ecosystems from boreal forest to taiga shield that are home to numerous birds and animals.

Learn more at Parks Canada