Protect the Peel


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Take Action Now

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First Nations

Plaintiffs in the legal case

  • First Nation of Na-Cho Nyak Dun
  • Tr’ondёk Hwёch’in
  • Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation

Interveners in the legal case

  • Council of Yukon First Nations
  • Gwich’in Tribal Council*

The Tetlit Gwich’in from the Northwest Territories have traditional territory in the Peel and have depended on the land for millennia, which is is recognized in a transboundary agreement. The Gwich’in Tribal Council is a land claim organization representing the interests of approximately 2700 Gwich'in people in the Mackenzie Delta of the Northwest Territories, including the Tetlit Gwich’in. 


The Public

7,500 Canadians (mainly Yukoners) signed a petition supporting the Final Recommended Plan released by the Peel Watershed Planning Commission in 2011 that would have protected 80% of the Peel. 

Over 2,600 people have signed the Peel Pledge (launched in June 2016) to express their solidarity with First Nations and environmental groups in their appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada to have the Peel protected.

Sign the Pledge Today!

Conservation and Environment Organizations

Plaintiffs in the legal case

Other Organizations

Yukon Businesses
Businesses that have contributed to the campaign in various ways from donating time and energy, to fundraising items, to public endorsement for Peel protection. 

  • Alpine Bakery
  • Aroma Borealis
  • Bean North
  • Breath of Life Studios
  • Cabin Fever Adventures
  • Equinox (Adventure Tours)
  • Erica Heuer Yoga
  • Midnight Sun Outfitting
  • Nahanni River Outfitting
  • National Outdoor Leadership School
  • Sila Sojourns - Wilderness and Creative Journeys
  • Tourism Industry Association of the Yukon
  • Up North Adventures
  • Wilderness Tourism Association of Yukon
  • Walden’s Guiding and Outfitting
  • Widrig Outfitters Ltd.
  • Wilderness International Inc.
  • Wilderness Tourism Association of Yukon
  • Yoga Whitehorse

Yukon Artists, Musicians, Photographers, Videographers
The following artists have donated their time, skills and works of art to to the Peel campaign over the years.

  • AK Studios
  • Marten Berkman Productions
  • Christoph Fischer Photography
  • Matthew Lien Music
  • Wally Maltz Design
  • Joyce Majiski Art
  • Peter Mather Photography
  • Fritz Mueller Visuals
  • Marty O’Brien Video Productions
  • Robert Postma Photography
  • Save Our Lands Conservation Photography
  • Stephanie Ryan Art
  • Jannik Schou Photography
  • Jodie Thomson Design
  • Yukon Artists at Work Co-operative

Notable Leaders
The following leaders have signed the Peel Pledge

  • Bill McKibben
  • Buffy Sainte-Marie
  • David Suzuki
  • Olivia Chow
  • Sandy Silver, Premier of Yukon
  • Troy Suzuki
  • Tzeporah Berman

Latest News

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Supreme Court of Canada Events

The Peel case will be heard at the Supreme Court of Canada in Ottawa on March 22, 2017. Click for a full listing of events in the Yukon and Ottawa.

CPAWS Yukon Chapter
P.O. Box 31095, 211 Main St., 
Whitehorse, Yukon, Y1A 5P7
(867) 393-8080

Yukon Conservation Society
302 Hawkins Street
Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 1X6
(867) 668-5678