Canadian First Nations and conservation groups in the Yukon Territory of Canada’s far north-west have won their court case against the Yukon Territorial Government (YTG) – a victory in their campaign to protect the vast wilderness area known as the Peel Watershed, reported in Resurgence & Ecologist Issue 287 (November/December 2014), Jill Pangman writes.

The campaigners took their case to court because, after a seven-year land-use planning process, the YTG had ignored recommendations to protect 80% of the Peel Watershed and instead instated its own unilateral plan, which opens up most of the ...


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