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Government of Manitoba
Sustainable Development

Protected Areas Initiative

From rugged Precambrian shield and northern tundra to rich agricultural land and rolling central hills, Manitoba's 65 million hectares of land are made up of a wealth of diverse landscapes. The various habitats found in these landscapes are home to a wide variety of plant and animal communities that rely on these specific ecosystems to survive.

Manitoba's Protected Areas Initiative is a government program dedicated to working together with others to build a network of protected land, freshwater, and marine areas that contains the tremendous biological diversity and unique features found in Manitoba's varied landscapes.

Manitoba's long term commitment to establish a network of protected areas began in 1990, when the province became the first jurisdiction in Canada to commit to protecting examples of all of its diverse landscapes.

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