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Yukon First Nations and environmental groups have won a landmark Supreme Court case!
In a judgment released December 1, the Supreme Court has upheld a land use plan that calls for protection of 80% of the pristine Peel Watershed in northeastern Yukon. It is a massive victory and cause for environmental celebration on a global scale.
The Peel Watershed is one of the largest unspoiled natural areas in North America. The 68,000 km2 of rugged wilderness – which is larger than the province of Nova Scotia – has provided physical and cultural nourishment to First Nations communities in both the Yukon and the Northwest Territories for millennia.
“Today is an incredible day for Canada’s wilderness! Thanks to the Supreme Court of Canada’s ruling, the future of this extraordinary landscape now looks much brighter. We’re grateful that future generations will be able to enjoy the land as we do today, and that the wildlife that thrives in the Peel Watershed will continue to have a home.”
Chris Rider, Executive Director, CPAWS Yukon Chapter
Today’s ruling follows a three-year legal battle brought by Yukon First Nations, CPAWS Yukon, and the Yukon Conservation Society against Yukon government. Although the new Yukon government has promised to accept the Final Recommended Plan, today’s ruling sets a precedent for how modern treaties will be interpreted across Canada for decades to come. For more information and to support and donate to CPAWS and their conservation and environmental initiatives, please read more here.
Black Feather supports CPAWS chapters in the Yukon, NWT and Ontario. We are honoured and privileged to offer eco-friendly wilderness experiences on many of our protected rivers, including the Snake, Wind, Bonnet Plume and Hart in the Peel watershed, and many more in the NWT and Nunavut.
Edited by smlobx, 04 December 2017 - 08:05 PM.