Ontario Will Protect 55 Million-Acre Forest and Wetland Area
Kerry Gillespie for the Star.com reports:
“Ontario has made the largest conservation commitment in Canadian history, setting aside at least half the Northern Boreal region – 225,000 square kilometres – for permanent protection from development, Premier Dalton McGuinty announced yesterday It’s an area almost the size of the United Kingdom. ‘It is, in a word, immense. It’s also unique and precious. It’s home to the largest untouched forest in Canada and the third largest wetland in the world,’ McGuinty said.” See full article.