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Please Petition to Protect Peel Watershed in Yukon, Canada, by Feb.18, 2013

This video presents “Precious Peel – David Suzuki explores a wild Yukon watershed”:

  • While the Yukon’s Peel watershed is in final stages of a land use planning process calling for 80% protection, David Suzuki travels on the watershed’s Hart River and reflects on the significance of this wilderness
  • Will the Government of Yukon heed the planning commission’s recommendations?

The Peel Watershed is:

  • “one of the world’s most precious natural treasures
  • home to the largest constellation of wild mountain rivers in North America
  • the 68,000 square kilometre watershed
  • one of the last great intact ecosystems on the continent”

Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) supporters and individuals from across the country participated in consultations that helped the Peel Land Use Planning Commission shape its Final Recommended Plan, released in 2011, which:

  • recommends protecting 80% of the Peel’s extraordinary wilderness
  • honours the overwhelming support by First Nations and the Yukon public for Peel protection
    • while still leaving some of the watershed open to paced industrial development

However, the Yukon Government has now decided to: