- August 15, 2010 - 15:52
Camper's comments reflect his knowledge on the subject at hand. Although I do agree with the lack of comments having to do with a lack of apathy, I'd also like to add, that situations affecting the public in regards to land conservation, or another subject matter, is more than people unconcerned, it is also people uniformed or lacking the educational knowledge to fully comprehend what is happening. Often impassivity sprouts forth a growth from ones suppression of emotions, after someone has been able to pry this awakening of concern about our land and it's needs. Then excitement, motivation, and passion flow; as if coming out a waterfall. Without columns, without comments, and without voices life would be enormously sketchy-an incomplete forward pass.
- August 08, 2010 - 10:48
Good article. Fifty-six parks were deregulated between 1995 and 1997 by Liberal Governments. That means that they lost protected area status under the Provincial Parks Act and simply became Crown Land (which was then leased to almost anyone who came forward at the time). Unlike mainland park systems, our parks were very large - on average over 1000 acres. This happened at the same time most of North America was increasing their protected areas lands. The total savings were around $1.5M. One of the greatest crimes in the 20th Century in NL. We'll never get them back. But, no one cares. The lack of comments to this article reflects the apathy of the NL public towards land conservation.