Wayne M. Gore - Mar 22, 2010
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The Mealy Mountains region is swarming with wildlife and local scenery is breathtaking. In order to protect such natural beauty, the Canadian government has recently revealed an initiative to create a new national park here.


The Mealy Mountains area which spreads across Newfoundland and Labrador is famous for its wonderful nature and rare wildlife. Caribou, moose, black bear, osprey, bald eagle, and harlequin duck are only a few of the threatened species that many nature admirers seek out here, in the Canadian wilderness. The breathtaking scenery and pristine nature as well as the aboriginal way of life and their traditions are immensely valuable and for the sake of their protection, the Canadian federal government has decided to create a national park here.

The Mealy Mountains National park will be one of the largest national reserves, bigger than Yosemite and Yellowstone combined, covering an area of roughly 11,000 square kilometers. Tourists will come here not only to admire the riches of local unspoiled nature but also to take advantage of the Mealy Mountains outdoors potential. Paddlers, snow-shoers, cross-country skiers, hikers, and even wildlife photographers will find this place simply irresistible.

The conservation plans and protective measures are only at the first stage of consideration. No matter what happens, the aboriginal Innu, Inuit and Métis people will still have their say and have already established that their traditional activities, featuring wood cutting, hunting, trapping and fishing will in no way be limited. After all, this is where they belong and their way of life needs to be preserved as much as the nature they are part of.


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