If Canada were a canvas, than the wild spaces protected within it - all 10% - would appear as different colours, running together, until the canvas turned gray. That's because conservation issues in our country are not black and white. What we sometimes see as one big win is really the first of many small wins needed to protect a precious place. Isn’t it always like that, though? What’s most important takes the most work.
In 2009, the Federal Government expanded the Nahanni National Park Reserve protecting the land within it. The land the river flows through is protected forever but the source of the river, the headwaters, is not. That's why a proposal has been put forward to protect the South Nahanni River Headwaters and complement the Park Reserve.