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World's Largest Boreal Protected Forest

The Government of Alberta, in partnership with the Government of Canada, the Tallcree First Nation, Syncrude, and the Nature Conservancy of Canada, will establish the world’s largest contiguous area of boreal protected land in northern Alberta.

The creation of the Kazan, Richardson and Birch River Wildland Provincial Parks connect the federal government’s Wood Buffalo National Park to other existing wildland provincial parks. The result will be the conservation of more than 6.7 million hectares (67,000 sq. km) of boreal forest, creating the world’s largest contiguous boreal protected land.

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Updated: May 16, 2018