Parks Canada

Parks Canada

May 21, 2011 09:00 ET

Plaque recognizes Fundy National Park as the Core Area Within the Fundy Biosphere Reserve

ALMA, NEW BRUNSWICK--(Marketwire - May 21, 2011) - Mr. Rob Moore, Member of Parliament for Fundy Royal, on behalf of the Honourable Peter Kent, Canada's Environment Minister and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, unveiled a plaque recognizing Fundy National Park as the core area within the Fundy Biosphere Reserve.

"The installation of this plaque at the newly established Butland Look-off in Fundy National Park, a breathtaking site overlooking the beautiful Bay of Fundy, recognizes Fundy National Park as the core location within the UNESCO designated Fundy Biosphere Reserve," said Mr. Moore. "Fundy National Park is one of those special protected areas where visitors come from across the region, country and the world to spend some time and find out more about our special corner of Canada."

Fundy National Park's dramatic landscapes are linked to the Bay of Fundy and its world famous tides. Parks Canada is pleased to collaborate with the Fundy Biosphere Reserve on common goals such as public education, ecosystem monitoring programs and sustainable tourism projects.

"This plaque will help share with visitors to Fundy National Park, Parks Canada's national accomplishments and international leadership in heritage conservation and presentation," said Minister Kent.

Throughout 2011, Parks Canada will be highlighting 100 years of world leadership in conservation, education and visitor experience programs. Parks Canada invites Canadians to come celebrate by visiting Parks Canada places across the country.

Fundy National Park is part of a network of national parks, national historic sites and national marine conservation areas managed by Parks Canada that is recognized as one of the finest and most extensive in the world. Through this nation-wide network of protected areas Parks Canada works to ensure Canada's cultural and natural heritage are presented and protected for the enjoyment, education and appreciation of all Canadians, today and in the future.

For additional information, please see the accompanying backgrounder at www.parkscanada.gc.ca under Media Room.

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