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Abitibi protects Newfoundland wilderness


July 8, 2003
By Pulp & Paper Canada

The Nature Conservancy of Canada and Abitibi-Consolidated Inc. announce the creation of a new protected area at Llo…

The Nature Conservancy of Canada and Abitibi-Consolidated Inc. announce the creation of a new protected area at Lloyd’s River Escarpment in central Newfoundland.
The 768-hectare (1,897-acre) gift of wilderness property boasts pristine forests and wetlands, providing critical habitat for the endangered Newfoundland Pine Marten.
The Lloyd’s River Escarpment Natural Area is NCC’s most ambitious land conservation project in Newfoundland and Labrador to date. The donation from Abitibi will become Newfoundland and Labrador’s first ecological gift under the federal Ecological Gifts Program.
It is currently undergoing the federal review process. The Lloyd’s River donation is dominated by 58% spruce-fir productive forest and 24% non-commercial forest, with smaller areas of barren, wetland and water systems.

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