News Release Archive

Nova Scotia has been hailed nationally as making a "giant leap"
in protecting the province's heritage by developing and
introducing the Parks and Protected Areas systems plan.

The Nova Scotia plan is the headline story in the spring edition 
of Endangered Spaces, the quarterly newsletter of the World
Wildlife Fund Canada.

"It is a real credit to the province to be featured so
prominently in this publication," said Natural Resources Minister
Don Downe. "This type of coverage tells the rest of the country
that, in Nova Scotia, we care about our natural heritage and have
taken action to protect it."

Last spring in its annual endangered spaces progress report, the
World Wildlife Fund gave the Nova Scotia government the third
highest mark in the country for its efforts to protect natural

The World Wildlife Fund will release its 1995-96 progress report
sometime in April.


Contact: Blain Henshaw  902-424-5252

trp                    Mar. 25, 1996 - 12:30 p.m.