Wednesday, May 30, 2007

New Ecological Reserve in Newfoundland

The Newfoundland and Labrador government moved today to protect 4 species. Two of which are endangered, 1 is threatened and the other vulnerable.

The Sandy Cove Provisional Ecological Reserve has been established under the Wilderness and Ecological Reserves Act and the Botanical Ecological Reserve Regulations.

It will protect 4 species unique not only to the province but it is endemic only to the limestone barrens.

Species being protected:

Fernald's Braya
Braya fernaldii


Long's Braya
Braya longii


Barren's Willow
Salix jejuna


Fernald's Milk vetch
Astragalus robbinsii var. fernaldii


So, if you are out walking around Sandy Cove, please don't step on these plants! Not only are they endangered but now its a crime to destroy them.

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