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Reserves and Protected Areas


Reserves and protected areas are critical for conserving sensitive ecological areas and species.





At the "Crusher Site" within what is now the Sandy Cove Provisional Ecological
Reserve
. October 2002. [L-R] Julie Bettney, Minister of Tourism, Culture and
Recreation; Dulcie House, Limestone Barrens Habitat Stewardship Program; [Minister
Bettney's communications officer?]; Nathalie Djan-Chékar, Wildlife Division. Photo:
(for) Dulcie House. [CLICK image to enlarge.]



Formal Reserves:

Within the "limestone regions" of the Island of Newfoundland the following formal reserves and protected areas exist: Critical and Recovery Habitat:

Under the Newfoundland and Labrador Endangered Species Act [Section 28], when a species has been designated as vulnerable, threatened, endangered or extirpated, the Government Minister responsible may, by order, set aside, for a specified of time, (a) an area of land to be protected as recovery habitat; and (b) an area of land to be protected as critical habitat.





[Page last updated: January 4, 2012]





















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