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Newfoundland & Labrador

With few protections in place for wildlife, and the highest carbon densities of all the provinces, new protections could help biodiversity and play an important role in sequestering carbon.

Newfoundland and Labrador has few protections in place for wildlife. A large majority of the landmass currently remains unprotected with very few parks located in Labrador. The province is an important one for carbon sequestration: Newfoundland and Labrador is very high in soil carbon. Additionally, climate refuges can be found in both regions. Protection of these carbon stocks and climate refuges will keep these climate change mitigating areas safe from human pressures and prevent increased carbon emissions associated with development.

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Regional Spotlight

Protecting carbon-rich areas and climate refuges in Newfoundland and Labrador will be important for wildlife – including caribou – in coming years.