Ontario Will Protect 55 Million-Acre Forest and Wetland Area

Ontario In a move that will protect nature and help fight global warming, Ontario will conserve an area about the same size as the entire State of Kansas. (Photo: Forest Ethics)

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.

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Published: August 19, 2009