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MANAGING TOURISM IN THE CAPE CHURCHILL WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA. Churchill. Winnipeg. Churchill. Cape Churchill Wildlife Management Area. Wapusk National Park. Cape Tatnam Wildlife Management Area. CAPE CHURCHILL WMA.

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Churchill AREA

Winnipeg


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Churchill AREA

Cape Churchill

Wildlife Management Area

Wapusk

National

Park

Cape Tatnam

Wildlife Management Area


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CAPE CHURCHILL WMA AREA

  • Established in 1978 to protect habitats used by polar bear, caribou, snow geese and Canada geese and other significant avian populations

  • Wapusk National Park established in 1996 from lands within the WMA

  • Birding destination since 1930s

  • Polar bear viewing on commercial basis began on small scale in early 1980s

  • Annual visitor numbers now exceed 18000 per year


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CAPE CHURCHILL WMA AREA

  • Managed under the Manitoba Wildlife Act and Regulations

  • Management goals are:

    • to conserve indigenous wildlife including plants, insects and animals as well as their habitat

    • to encourage scientific research that enhances the department's ability to manage wildlife and its habitats

    • to create a better awareness of Manitoba's wildlife and conservation measures

    • to ensure that Constitutional and Treaty obligations to First Nations people are respected and accommodated

    • to provide opportunities for wildlife viewing and commercial eco-tourism in a manner that will maintain high quality viewing experiences and minimize the impact on the landscape and individual animals

    • to provide opportunities for hunting and trapping, with special consideration given to the requirements of local residents

    • to meet Canada’s and Manitoba’s commitment and obligations to the International Agreement on the Conservation of Polar Bears and their Habitat


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CAPE CHURCHILL WMA AREA

  • Managed under the Manitoba Wildlife Act and Regulations

  • Management goals are:

    • to conserve indigenous wildlife including plants, insects and animals as well as their habitat

    • to encourage scientific research that enhances the department's ability to manage wildlife and its habitats

    • to create a better awareness of Manitoba's wildlife and conservation measures

    • to ensure that Constitutional and Treaty obligations to First Nations people are respected and accommodated

    • to provide opportunities for wildlife viewing and commercial eco-tourism in a manner that will maintain high quality viewing experiences and minimize the impact on the landscape and individual animals

    • to provide opportunities for hunting and trapping, with special consideration given to the requirements of local residents

    • to meet Canada’s and Manitoba’s commitment and obligations to the International Agreement on the Conservation of Polar Bears and their Habitat


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CAPE CHURCHILL WMA AREA

  • Land Use Restrictions

    • off-road use of motor vehicles restricted to designated trails

    • new trail establishment prohibited

    • permanent structures prohibited

  • Activity Restrictions

    • maximum 2 mobile camps for commercial tourism

    • maximum 18 off road vehicles for commercial tourism

    • maximum 6 light helicopters for aerial tours

    • prohibited entry into designated areas while polar bears are on land


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CAPE CHURCHILL WMA AREA

  • Issues Related to Vehicle Use

    • The area consists of tundra ponds, wetlands, peatlands and stranded beaches


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CAPE CHURCHILL WMA AREA

  • Issues Related to Vehicle Use

    • The area consists of tundra ponds, wetlands, peatlands and stranded beaches

    • Existing trails are braided in some locations


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CAPE CHURCHILL WMA AREA

  • Issues Related to Vehicle Use

    • The area consists of tundra ponds, wetlands, peatlands and stranded beaches

    • Existing trails were braided in some locations

    • Wet areas on the trail are degraded as vehicles made new trails through the wet area


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CAPE CHURCHILL WMA AREA

  • Issues Related to Vehicle Use

    • The area consists of tundra ponds, wetlands, peatlands and stranded beaches

    • Existing trails were braided in some locations

    • Wet areas on the trail were degraded as vehicles made new trails through the wet area

    • Public safety must be foremost in bear country


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CAPE CHURCHILL WMA AREA

  • Wildlife Issues

    • Many species of wildlife are susceptible to disturbance with significant consequences


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CAPE CHURCHILL WMA AREA

  • Wildlife Issues

    • Many species of wildlife are susceptible to disturbance with significant consequences

    • Tourists paying for facilities demand the “perfect” photo opportunity


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CAPE CHURCHILL WMA AREA

  • Wildlife Issues

    • Many species of wildlife are susceptible to disturbance with significant consequences

    • Tourists paying for facilities demand the “perfect” photo opportunity often resulting in undesirable effects


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CAPE CHURCHILL WMA AREA

  • Management Action on Vehicle Impacts to the Land

    • Installation of culverts in the worst wet areas

    • Removal of rocks from selected wet areas

  • Management Action Enforced on Tour Operators

    • Public safety standards and requirement that tour groups be under supervision at all times

    • Prohibition on feeding or baiting wildlife

    • Minimum approach distances to wildlife

    • Requirement to vacate area if wildlife react to aircraft by attempting to avoid the aircraft


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CAPE CHURCHILL WMA AREA

  • Management Action in Progress

    • Trail mapping and inventory

    • Operational guidelines for tundra vehicle drivers

    • Development of significant land use and activity restrictions in critical wildlife habitats

    • co-ordinate management of human activities in the WMA with the adjacent Wapusk National Park


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CAPE CHURCHILL WMA AREA

  • New Issues to be Addressed in the Future

    • Increasing numbers of tourists and congested periods of the year


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CAPE CHURCHILL WMA AREA

  • New Issues to be Addressed in the Future

    • Increasing numbers of tourists and congested periods of the year

    • Steady demand by tour companies for increased access or facilities in the WMA

    • Capture of revenue from WMA users for maintenance of the lands used for eco-tourism


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