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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that visual materials are available upon request.