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The Magic of the WildThe Crown of North America - Waterton Glacier Peace Park

On the border between the USA and Canada, a large project unites very different actors: they want to enlarge a national park in order to save it. The Waterton-Glacier Peace Park is a unique natural region. Large parts of the almost 5,000 square kilometers of the protected area are untouched by human intervention.

But the uniqueness of the cross-border ecosystem is in danger. In the northwest, a large wedge of unprotected land juts out into the middle of the park. One of Canada's most important highways runs through the region, massive logging is being carried out - and hunting is allowed. The hunter lobby is powerful. The most important wildlife corridor of North America is brutally cut up here. The national park could become an island without the connection to more northerly protected areas such as Banff National Park - the slow extinction and the end of one of the most important natural areas on the planet would thus be pre-programmed.

Activists, scientists and nature lovers have declared war on this threat. For them, there is only one solution: the park must be enlarged. 

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