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Conservationists Purchased Temperate Rain Forest in Canada and Protects 40 At Risk Species

Conservationists Purchased Temperate Rain Forest in Canada and Protects 40 At Risk Species

Conservationists Purchased Temperate Rain Forest in Canada and Protects 40 At Risk Species, which helps offset the carbon footprint of 500,000 Canadians

 

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The Nature Conservancy of Canada is a large non-profit that focuses on environmental protection efforts within Canada. They have recently achieved success in one of their biggest initiatives: they have secured the safety of a rare temperate rainforest.
The national land trust declared its purchase of the Next Creek Watershed as “filling the hole that has been in the center” of the Darkwoods Conservation Area, the largest private land conservation project ever achieved in Canada. Darkwoods protects the habitats of the only remaining herd of mountain caribou in the region and nearly 40 other confirmed species at-risk, including the grizzly bear, wolverine, peregrine falcon, and others. It’s also the home of a forest ecosystem that holds the highest tree diversity in British Columbia, which would roughly equal to the annual carbon footprint of over 500,000 Canadians.

 

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Thanks to the financing by the Canadian government, businesses, private citizens, and other conservation groups, the NCC was able to save this area. The Minister of Environment in Canada, Catherine McKenna, congratulated the group for their dedication to expanding and managing the Darkwoods forest tract, saying, “With efforts made by partners like the Nature Conservancy of Canada to preserve our natural heritage, our government is making progress towards doubling the amount of protected nature across Canada’s lands and oceans.”
“The threat of intensified or unsustainable industrial or recreational activity made the acquisition of the Next Creek property NCC’s highest conservation priority in BC,” according to a NCC press release. “With the addition of Next Creek, the network of conservation lands in the South Selkirk Mountains now spans more than 1,100 square kilometers.”
“The threat of intensified or unsustainable industrial or recreational activity made the acquisition of the Next Creek property NCC’s highest conservation priority in BC,” according to a NCC press release. “With the addition of Next Creek, the network of conservation lands in the South Selkirk Mountains now spans more than 1,100 square kilometers.”

 

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