Parks Canada joins forces with university to protect, manage Cape Breton park

By on September 16, 2014

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SYDNEY, N.S. — The environmental protection and sustainable management of the Cape Breton Highlands National Park will now be a joint initiative of Parks Canada and Cape Breton University.

Under a memorandum of understanding signed Monday, the federal agency and school will collaborate on projects, research and monitoring.

Students and faculty at the university have monitored moose and salmon in their natural habitats in the park over the last year.

They hope to work with Parks Canada to study recovery conservation of species at risk and hyper-abundant species, field station venues for courses in ecological field techniques, and opportunities for the development of diversified sustainable tourism.

The university says it’s looking forward to students and faculty integrating the park into their academic programming and research.