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Canada Preserves Arctic Wilderness for Whales, Bears, Birds

Article: Canada Preserves Arctic Wilderness for Whales, Bears, Birds

OTTAWA, Ontario, Canada, September 4, 2008 (ENS) – The Canadian government has announced that it will protect more than 450,000 hectares (1,737 square miles) of Arctic wilderness in the Nunavut Territory, including a globally significant Important Bird Area, by establishing three new National Wildlife Areas. Northern fulmar (Photo by Ryan Shaw) The protected areas are…

Baffin Island Ice Caps Shrink by Half in 50 Years

Article: Baffin Island Ice Caps Shrink by Half in 50 Years

BOULDER, Colorado, January 28, 2008 (ENS) – Icy Baffin Island in the Canadian Arctic is not half as icy as it was just 50 years ago. Ice caps on the island’s northern plateau are 50 percent smaller in area than they were in 1950 due to warming temperatures and are expected to vanish by the…