Wapusk National Park
By working in collaboration with respected organisations that share our values, Parks Canada is able to better deliver its promise to Canadians by continuing to be a world leader in the protection and presentation of Canada’s natural and cultural heritage. We believe in sharing leadership and working with our partners to offer unique, inspiring opportunities for Canadians to discover our treasured places and to achieve extraordinary results.
We are proud to be formally collaborating with the following partners:
- Assiniboine Park Conservancy
- Churchill Northern Studies Centre
- Manitoba Sustainable Development
- Polar Bears International
Assiniboine Park Conservancy is a not-for-profit corporation which is mandated, by the City of Winnipeg, to manage and develop Assiniboine Park and its amenities, including the Assiniboine Park Zoo. The Conservancy works to connect people with nature and to inspire them to take positive actions to protect wildlife and wild places by delivering memorable programming, including direct, indirect and hands-on exploration and discovery.
Parks Canada (Wapusk and Riding Mountain National Parks) and the Conservancy are engaging in a public outreach education collaboration to offer Assiniboine Park Zoo audiences opportunities to learn about species and ecosystems common to Assiniboine Park Zoo and Wapusk and Riding Mountain National Parks, and to create awareness of and connections to these places. Through this collaboration, visitors will also learn about conservation and the tools that support conservation actions.
Explore and Parks Canada are partnering to help foster awareness and appreciation for the subarctic-coastal tundra ecosystem and the wildlife that inhabits this region through webcams installed in Wapusk National Park and at Prince of Wales Fort National Historic Site in Churchill, Manitoba, broadcasting live on Explore’s website, explore.org.
Manitoba Sustainable Development, a department of the Government of Manitoba, is committed to delivering programs and services that result in a clean, healthy and diverse natural environment for current and future generations. Manitoba Sustainable Development wishes to work collaboratively with First Nations and other Aboriginal communities, and many stakeholders, to balance the environmental, social and economic needs of Manitobans.
Parks Canada and Manitoba Sustainable Development have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to support collaboration in areas around Wapusk National Park and the provincial Churchill Wildlife Management Area. The agreement also applies to Riding Mountain National Park and surrounding provincial lands. Parks Canada and Manitoba Sustainable Development will work cooperatively and collaboratively to provide a greater capacity for ecological monitoring, resource management and public education pertaining to ecological and cultural resources for the benefit of Manitobans and Canadians.
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Churchill Wildlife Management Area
Polar Bears International (PBI) is the world’s leading polar bear conservation group – dedicated to saving polar bears by saving their sea ice habitat. PBI’s focus is on research, education and action. PBI conducts, funds, supports and guides scientific research that will help assure the future survival of polar bears, and is committed to informing and educating individuals, communities, business leaders and policy makers on how to make a difference for the future survival of polar bears.
Parks Canada and Polar Bears International are committed to working together to: research and monitor polar bears and their habitat within Wapusk National Park; deliver public outreach education to Canadians and the world in order to raise awareness and understanding about Wapusk National Park and associated polar bear habitat; and collaborate on issues relating to polar bear tourism.
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