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Parks Canada’s Gift to the Earth

Proposed Sable Island National Park

Off the coast of Nova Scotia lies a 42 km long sand spit located on the edge of the continental shelf. Its unique island sand dune ecosystems are home to important wildlife populations including numerous migratory birds, some species at risk such as the Ipswich sparrow and the wild horses of Sable Island run free here. Negotiations are underway to ensure the permanent protection of this remarkable place 16 through the establishment of a national park.

Wild horses of Sable Island
Proposed Sable Island National Park
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