/R E P E A T -- Media Opportunity - Unique Story idea - Wildlife Cameras in the Arctic Ivvavik National Park/

INUVIK, NT, July 16, 2013 /CNW/ - Parks Canada gives you the opportunity to develop an original story; a unique wildlife monitoring project in the Arctic, in Ivvavik National Park.

Ten cameras have been installed in the park to gather data on the seasonal movement, distribution, and abundance of large carnivore populations (bears, wolves, wolverine, lynx) in the park and to also quantify long-term change

The remote wildlife cameras allow Parks Canada to monitor various species in the park, at a distance, in a cost-effective manner. The images taken by the cameras also provide opportunities for Canadians to connect to the incredible wildlife of this Arctic national park.

This unique Arctic national park located in the northernmost tip of the Yukon is known for the migrating Porcupine caribou herd, the large muskox, and the many Dall sheep that roam the vast mountains, alpine tundra, tree-studded taiga and coastal plain.

The wildlife images captured to date are spectacular.

Jean-François Bisaillon, Parks Canada's lead Ecologist for the wildlife camera project in Ivvavik National Park would be pleased to share more details on this monitoring project.

Image with caption: "Gray wolf (Canis lupus) howling during a sunny arctic morning at Joe Creek, Ivvavik National Park (CNW Group/Government of Canada) (CNW Group/Government of Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130718_C7938_PHOTO_EN_29066.jpg

SOURCE: Government of Canada

For further information:

or to schedule an interview, please contact Eric Baron, at 867-777-8824 or at eric.baron@pc.gc.ca. Please note that visual materials are available upon request.


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