Ivvavik National Park
|Ivvavik National Park|
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Ivvavik National Park is a national park located in Yukon, Canada. Meaning "nursery" or "birthplace" in Inuvialuktun, is the first national park to be established as a result of a land claim agreement with its natives.
Protecting a portion of the calving grounds of the Porcupine caribou herd, the park allows only a minimal number of people to visit per year.
On the shore of the Beaufort Sea, there is abundant game for the wolves and bears who co-habit the area. The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge lies just across the border in Alaska.
On the south-east, Ivvavik National Park borders Vuntut National Park, established in 1995. Due to land claims negotiations, Vuntut is still quite undeveloped and has no roads or developed trails.
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