Working Together with Mining/Energy Industry


In Manitoba, the mining industry has become involved in the Protected Areas Initiative through the Whitehorse Mining Initiative and the World Wildlife Fund Canada's Endangered Spaces Campaign.  Since 1997, various stakeholders in the mining and energy industries have reviewed Areas of Special Interest (ASI).

A significant number of these ASIs have been ranked by the mining industry for protection status.  The goal of these ongoing consultations is to provide complete and current information to industry respecting this process, and to gain as much feedback as possible regarding lands which have potential for protected status, which would contribute to Manitoba's network of protected areas.