Climate change

Ivvavik National park of Canada

What and where is this park?

Ivvavik National park is a park that is located in the Yukon territorial, Taiga cordillera region of Canada. It was established in 1984 used to broadcast nature and its beauty to us citizens and to protect natural land, But is now experiencing effects of climate change.

Important features of the park

- Rich archaeology

- Ancient, unglaciated landforms

- Major rivers forming deltas and coastal barriers beaches

- Wildlife

- Northern Yukon and Mackenzie Delta Natural Regions

- Arctic char spawning and overwintering grounds

Predicted change and impact

Predicted change #1

- Gcms project increased temperature in Ivvavik National Park.

Specific Impact #1
- Will lead to more open water
- Longer open water season

- Decreased winter ice thickness

- decreased permafrost



Predicted change #2
- Gcms project increased precipitation in Ivvavik National Park.


Specific Impact #2

- Increased snow accumulation

- Higher spring runoff volumes
- More coastal fog and cloudiness
- Increased soil moisture


Predicted change #3
- Sea level rise
- Open water season increase
- Permafrost changes
- Vegetation changes and wildlife


Specific Impact #3
- Sea level rise 0.5m
- Open water increase up to 90 days
- Underlying permafrost would likely have an impact on the characteristic patterned ground associated with ground ice and permafrost

- Park wildlife will be affected by these vegetation changes as population of snow geese and sea ducks that use coastal areas as staging grounds will be forced elsewhere