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New Brunswick moves to double protected land by 2021


The New Brunswick government is planning to more than double the province’s amount of protected land, from its current 4.6 per cent to 10 per cent, by 2021.

The government announced the plan Monday.

New Brunswick’s natural resources minister Mike Holland told CBC News the province has no agreement with industry to offset the conservation plan with any other kind of incentive.

“This is a conservation announcement,” he said. “It was meant to enhance, improve, and increase the conservation footprint of the province of New Brunswick.”

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