Nature Canada Welcomes Establishment of Mealy Mountains National Park
We did it! Thanks to your support, we’re congratulating the governments of Canada and Newfoundland and Labrador on their announcement today to preserve over 13,000 square kilometres of boreal habitat in eastern Canada.
Nature Canada has been working towards the establishment of a National Park in the Mealy Mountains for more than 15 years, and we couldn’t have realized this success without all of our members who have written letters, signed petitions and joined campaigns to create this newest national park.
The National Park in the Mealy Mountains of Labrador will be the largest in eastern Canada. The permanent protection of such a large area of boreal forest ensures at-risk species like the Woodland Caribou and the Harlequin Duck have the habitat they need to survive.
Our Director of Conservation, Mara Kerry, is in Happy Valley-Goose Bay to celebrate this announcement with Environment Minister Jim Prentice and Charlene Johnson, Newfoundland and Labrador’s Minister of Environment and Conservation, who also announced a waterway provincial park to protect the Eagle River.
Welcome Mealy Mountains as Canada’s newest national park!
Photo by Garth Lenz