UNESCO Report Recommends Increased Flathead Protection


Brasilia, Brazil - A report commissioned by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee is calling for a "conservation and wildlife management plan" for the transboundary Flathead and a new management plan for the Flathead River Valley that "gives priority to natural ecological values and wildlife conservation."

The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society and 10 other conservation groups petitioned the World Heritage Committee to draw attention to threats posed to the Waterton-Glacier World Heritage Site by proposed energy and mining development in the adjacent Flathead