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Tembec and NCC strike deal


December 21, 2004
By Pulp & Paper Canada

Tembec and the Nature Conservancy of Canada have banded together to protect over 400 square kilometres of wildlife…

Tembec and the Nature Conservancy of Canada have banded together to protect over 400 square kilometres of wildlife habitat in southeastern British Columbia. The largest agreement of its kind to be negotiated by the NCC, the accord will safeguard wildlife while continuing to permit resource and community use of the land.

The agreement was first set out in December 2003, committing NCC to raise money towards the purchase of 12 square kilometres of land and to negotiate donating permanent conservation covenants on another 30 square kilometres of its land. The NCC and Tembec have both met their commitments.

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"This partnership illustrates how varied interests are using the best conservation science available and teaming together to do the right thing for Canadian wilderness," said Jab Garnett, NCC’s regional director for BC.


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