First Nations of the Peel Watershed are calling for protection of the entire Peel watershed, which is a vital part of their cultural homeland.
Hear from First Nations why they want to protect the Peel
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.
Hear from David Suzuki
Learn about the poll at CPAWS Yukon
During a CPAWS-organized national speaking tour in 2007 to promote conservation of the Peel, people in communities across Canada signed a document calling for protection of the Peel watershed's Wind, Snake and Bonnet Plume rivers.
Throughout the land use planning consultation process from 2004 – 2009 our supporters submitted hundreds of letters in favor of major protection in the Peel, and kept the Peel planning process front and center in the Yukon media through letters to the editor.
The Yukon public supports the Peel Protection:
A 2009 poll by an independent survey company shows that nearly 80% of Yukon people want at least half of the watershed protected, and even among those who work for the oil and gas and mining industries, the majority want major protection.
Tourism organizations, hunting outfitters, and conservation groups have been promoting protection in the Peel for years.