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Some good news is always nice to hear and having just read that 13,000 square miles of land in Canada has just been declared a national park I thought I'd share the love a little. The unamed park is a pristine wilderness that is almost 4 times as big as Yellowstone National park in the U.S! It is an area that connects boreal forest to northern tundra and includes the world's 10th largest lake.

This is the first step of many needed from the Canadian federal government to protect priceless land throughout the Territories. For a decade, Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society has been working with communities, other conservation groups and governments to identify important ecological and cultural lands so they can be protected before large scale industrial activities get underway.

Looks like their hard work is beginning to pay off!

Read more here on National Geographic