New rules in place to reduce risk of Chronic Wasting Disease in Yukon
May 2, 2013 - New rules will minimize the risk of Chronic Wasting Disease entering the territory and align with those already in place in Alaska, BC, and Alberta.
Public review of proposed changes to Animal Health Act launched
March 26, 2013 - A public review of the Animal Health Act will help the government respond more effectively to health threats involving wild and domestic animals
Government releases Draft Yukon Water Strategy for Public Review
March 20, 2013 - A public review will help ensure the final Yukon Water Strategy provides thoughtful and innovative guidance that responds to the values and concerns of Yukoners.
Yukon government to enhance prevention of wildlife-human conflict
March 20, 2013 - Enhanced and innovative measures will be put in place this year to help reduce wildlife-human conflicts, especially those involving bears.
Yukon to celebrate Canada Water Week March 18 to 24
March 18, 2013 - Celebrate water and its role in your life through 30+ activities during Canada Water Week.
New territorial campground planned for Atlin Lake
March 14, 2013 - A new territorial campground on Atlin Lake will meet the growing demand in the Southern Lakes region for quality camping and recreation opportunities.
Tombstone Territorial Park Management Plan review launched
February 27, 2013 - A public review of how Tombstone Territorial Park is managed will inform future decisions about the park's activities.
Nominations now open for new excellence in water stewardship award
January 8, 2013 - Chance to honour Yukon leaders in water stewardship.
Yukon/Canada partnership allows winter access to Kluane National Park and Reserve and Chilkoot Trail National Historic Site
December 21, 2012 - Cooperative arrangement allows for winter recreation and tourism opportunities.
Government reports progress on its climate change commitments
October 10, 2012 - Seventeen of the 33 priority actions called for in the Yukon Government Climate Change Action Plan have been completed, with the remainder either ongoing or under development.
Yukon government campgrounds open for Thanksgiving weekend
September 26, 2012 - Outdoor opportunities extended as majority of Yukon government campgrounds to be opened through the Thanksgiving weekend.
New management plan for the Aishihik Wood Bison Herd
September 4, 2012 - A new management plan for the Aishihik Wood Bison Herd reflects the interests of community members, hunters and wildlife while ensuring the herd’s long-term viability.
Yukon government improves inspection of quartz mining operations
August 17, 2012 - Government moves to increase clarity and consistency of inspections at quartz mining operations.
Yukon government providing support to people affected by Upper Liard flooding
June 22, 2012 - Officials with various agencies of Yukon government met with 23 residents of Upper Liard on Friday to outline flood relief plans and begin the process of moving forward.
A new plan for wolf conservation and management in Yukon
May 10, 2012 - The role of wolves in the ecosystem will be respected when the updated Wolf Conservation and Management Plan is implemented by the Yukon governement.
Yukon to celebrate Canada Water Week 2012
March 15, 2012 - Yukon is part of the coast to coast to coast effort to help Canadians be better stewards of our valuable freshwater resources.
Regulation changes will help protect sheep and caribou populations
January 23, 2012 - Amendments to the Wildlife Regulations will help conserve Kusawa area Dall sheep, Chisana caribou and Bonnet Plume caribou populations.
Deadline for public comment extended to September 30
September 1, 2011 - The public has an additional 30 days–until September 30– to comment on the draft Recommended Wolf Conservation and Management Plan.
Stewart River moose calving grounds protected
September 1, 2011 - Important calving areas along the Stewart River will be protected to help maintain the region's high density of moose.
Fish and wildlife report highlights ‘learning by doing’
August 17, 2011 - A new report shows the diverse range of fish and wildlife research undertaken by the Yukon government and its partners.
Yukon government updates harvest rules
July 11, 2011 - Porcupine caribou harvest rules updated
WILD Education partnership renewed
June 1, 2011 - The Yukon government and Canadian Wildlife Federation have renewed their partnership to foster environmental awareness through innovative, hands-on learning by youth.
Alaskan census finds Porcupine caribou herd numbers are up
January 20, 2011 - While the fall census has found more than 123,000 animals in the iconic Porcupine caribou herd, the government encourages all hunters to continue to hunt conservatively and report their harvest.
Delegation to attend UN climate change conference
November 25, 2010 - As part of its ongoing response to climate change in the territory, the Yukon government is joining a Canadian delegation at COP16.
Joint review of Wolf Conservation Management Plan begins
November 22, 2010 - The Yukon Fish and Wildlife Management Board and Environment Yukon will be reviewing the Wolf Conservation and Management Plan to find out what changes, if any, are needed to ensure the long term survival of wolf populations in Yukon.
Governments sign management plan for new protected area
October 29, 2010 - The management plan for Yukon's newest habitat protection area calls for more use of traditional knowledge for land use policies for the Tsâwnjik Chu (Nordenskiold) wetland complex.
Ts’alwnjik chu (Nordenskiold) wetlands protected
August 3, 2010 - The Yukon government has created a new Habitat Protection Area that recognizes the unique values of the wetlands along the Nordenskiold River near Carmacks, the "bread basket" of the Little Salmon/Carmacks First Nation.
Government announces bison management approach for 2010-11
June 21, 2010 - This year's bison hunt will feature an extended season area and a six-week-long winter break to give wildlife a break from noise and disturbance during the coldest time of the year.
Permit hunt application forms available for 2010-11 season
May 25, 2010 - Applications are now available for the annual permit hunt lottery for moose, caribou, sheep, goat, deer or elk.
Recycling Club celebrates 15 years
May 12, 2010 - Club members know it pays to recycle thanks to the great prizes to be won while keeping Yukon communities litter free.
Harvest Management Plan for Porcupine caribou herd signed in Whitehorse
April 29, 2010 - Plan will help stabilize, if not increase, the Porcupine caribou herd population.
Environment Fair to celebrate biodiversity
April 6, 2010 - First-ever Environment Fair features family-friendly, interactive fun on April 17.
Recycling fund invests in community projects
March 3, 2010 - A pickup service in Dawson, facility improvements in Faro, and a waste glass project are just the latest recycling services supported by the Yukon government.
Multi-year Funding Agreement for Yukon Wildlife Preserve
November 17, 2009
Deputy Premier Takes Northern Perspective to Global Climate Summit
September 30, 2009
Interim Conservation Measures to Protect the Porcupine Caribou Herd
September 28, 2009
Yukon Government Opens New Tombstone Interpretive Centre
August 28, 2009
Management Plan for Tombstone Territorial Park Adopted
August 28, 2009
Bison Hunt Seasons and Locations Expanded
August 13, 2009
Funds Support Environmental Awareness in Yukon
May 20, 2009
Environment Forum to be Held this Month
May 19, 2009
Government Announces New Recycling Program for Schools
April 22, 2009
Fewer Winter Ticks Found on Yukon Elk
April 3, 2009
Biodiversity Awareness Month Celebrated in Yukon
April 1, 2009
Node News is Good News for Yukon Researchers
March 20, 2009
Yukon Game Farm Products to be Sold in Local Stores
March 5, 2009
Yukon Government to Establish Animal Health Program
March 3, 2009
General Bison Hunt Extended to March 31
February 26, 2009
Yukon to Host Environment Ministers from Across Canada
February 16, 2009
Yukon Government Releases Climate Change Action Plan
February 12, 2009
Yukon Government Assists Raven Recycling
December 22, 2008
Yukon Bison Hunters Urged to Hunt Safely, Hunt Respectfully
November 27, 2008
Proposed Wildlife Act Regulation Amendments Out For Public Review
November 18, 2008
Government Funds Research into Yukon River Watershed
November 14, 2008
Wildlife Inventory Work Helps Climate Change Response
November 12, 2008
Young Yukoner to Attend UN Climate Change Conference
October 29, 2008
Government Increases Funds Available for Recycling
October 20, 2008
Government Announces New Rules for this Year’s Bison Hunt
September 22, 2008
Work Progresses on Elk Management Plan
August 25, 2008
Government Outlines Steps to Manage Winter Ticks
August 7, 2008
Government Seeks Feedback on Climate Change Action Plan
July 22, 2008
Yukon to Hold First Ever Family Fishing Weekend
June 27, 2008
Yukon Government to Hold Environment Forum
May 14, 2008
Government Funds Support Recycling in Yukon
March 31, 2008
Symposium to Create Yukon Research Centre of Excellence
February 8, 2008
Proposed Parks Regulations Public Comment Deadline Extended
February 4, 2008
Proposed Wildlife Act Regulations out for Public Review
November 7, 2007
New Parks Regulations Out For Public Review And Comment
October 31, 2007
Three-Phased Approach Proposed to Deal with Tick Infestation
October 30, 2007
Changes to Enforcement of Dempster Highway Wildlife Regulations this Fall
September 26, 2007
Environment Minister Assumes CCME Chair
September 20, 2007
Consultations Started on Changes to the Wildlife Act
September 18, 2007
Yukoners Encouraged To Celebrate Parks
July 13, 2007
Climate Change Action Planning Set To Begin
May 23, 2007
Annual Yukon Campground Permits Now Easier To Buy
May 10, 2007
Yukon Allocates Substantial Increase To Wildlife Inventories
April 18, 2007
Strong Response To First-Ever Yukon Environmental Forum
March 22, 2007
Smart Car Purchase Signals The Greening Of Fleet Vehicles
February 20, 2007
Yukon Government Climate Change Strategy Adopted
September 5, 2006
Unique Wilderness Tourism Venture Unveiled For North Yukon
August 29, 2006
Old Crow Flats To Be Protected As A Special Management Area
August 15, 2006
ŁÚTSÄW Wetland Habitat Management Plan Will Be Signed
August 10, 2006
Wildlife Act Regulations Out For Public Review And Comment
March 13, 2006
Yukon Anglers Asked To Participate In National Fishery Survey
February 7, 2006
New Transportation Permit Needed By Special Waste Carriers
January 31, 2006
Proposed Wildlife Act Amendments Out For Review And Comment
September 21, 2005
Recycling Club Back For Tenth Year
May 12, 2005
Yukon Government Reinstates Big Fish Regulation
April 7, 2005