Flores Island Clayoquot Sound TJ Watt

Protected Areas

Canada is home to some of the largest and most intact wilderness in the world, yet only a very small proportion of those areas are legally protected areas. Canada recently signed on to a target to protect 17 per cent of land and 10 per cent of oceans by 2020, but hasn’t met that goal yet.

What land is protected and what isn’t has significant implications for natural resource industries, species at risk, the protection of water and the recognition of Indigenous rights and title.

For weekly updates on our reporting, sign up for The Narwhal’s newsletter.

Latest News about "Protected Areas"

B.C. gives Pacific BioEnergy green light to log rare inland rainforest for wood pellets

Sean O’Rourke was hiking in B.C.’s globally rare inland rainforest this spring when pink flagging tape indicating a planned cutblock caught his eye. Finding flagging...

Continue reading
Get The Narwhal in your inbox!

People always tell us they love our newsletter. Find out yourself with a weekly dose of our ad‑free, independent journalism