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Protected Areas

photo by Chris P. Sampson

Parks and protected areas cover 3.3% of Labrador. Establishing the Mealy Mountains National Park Reserve and Eagle River Waterway Provincial Park raise it to about 8%. For the Island, a variety of National Parks, Provincial Parks and Ecological Reserves exist from coast to coast.

Human Footprint

photo by Tina Leonard

The Human Footprint for Newfoundland and Labrador illustrates the level of human industrial development on the natural landscape as of 2012.

Enduring Features

photo by Geoff Goodyear

Enduring features combine several layers of abiotic (non-living) information: elevation, bedrock and surficial geology, moisture availability, and landform. They describe the “ecological potential” of Labrador’s landscape.


photo by Valerie Courtois

Labrador has widespread wetlands, especially peatlands (bogs and fens). Wetlands are places where land and water meet. They are permanently or seasonally wet, and support plants adapted to wet conditions.

Seabird Colonies

photo by the Canadian Wildlife Service

Seabirds nesting on Labrador’s offshore islands include Atlantic Puffin, Razorbill, Black Guillemot, and Common and Thick-billed Murre. Colonies can be vulnerable to disturbance and predation.

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