The UNESCO world heritage committee is registering serious concerns about oil exploration near Gros Morne National Park.
The committee is recommending that a monitoring mission be sent to western Newfoundland to assess the risks of hydraulic fracturing — or fracking.
Gros Morne is known for its fjords, waterfalls and spectacular cliffs, and was designated a UNESCO world heritage site in 1987.
There are growing concerns about a proposal to use fracking to hunt for oil in shale rock layers in enclaves surrounded by the park.
The Canadian Press