Wild promise

British Columbia's provincial government will establish a park on its border with Alaska and help create the world's largest protected wilderness area Reuter reports from Vancouver. The move to create the Tatshenshini-Alsek Wilderness Park kills plans by a Canadian company to build one of the world's largest copper mines.

The 2.5 million-acre (1 million- hectare) park will help protect one of the last strongholds of the grizzly bear and one of the three big salmon-bearing rivers on the northern Pacific coast.