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August 2001 


The billion-dollar Tourism Industry in Nova Scotia depends on the availability of fresh air, clean water and green space.

For the second time, TIANS, an association representing a majority of Nova Scotia tourism operators has added its voice to the effort to protect Nova Scotia's forests and has urged the government to stop clearcutting and to place a moritorium as a first step, on all crown lands.

In a recent press release, the Association expresses - again - strong concerns of the effect of clearcutting on nature, tourism and vistas:

Subject: Ship Harbour Long Lake

TIANS calls for a suspension on logging

Halifax, August 24, 2001

The Tourism Industry Association of Nova Scotia (TIANS) calls for a suspension of logging and road building in the proposed Ship Harbour Long Lake Wilderness Area to allow the Department of the Environment and Labour to complete a Wilderness Area Assessment.

The billion-dollar Tourism Industry in Nova Scotia depends on the availability of fresh air, clean water and green space. Therefore, TIANS has also called for a review of logging leases on our Crown Land and for a moratorium on development on remaining Crown wild lands.

In highlighting recent success of the Tourism Industry, it is worthwhile remembering that it is a resource-based Industry and its growth requires vision and stewardship. Our Tourism Industry depends on the preservation of our landscapes and seascapes as well as their use for recreation.TIANS believes that legal protection is required to safeguard our remaining public wilderness.

Last week Natural Resources Minister, Ernie Fage suggested that leaving clumps of trees, and buffer strips along rivers could adequately protect Ship Harbour Long Lake.

"A world class wilderness like Ship Harbour Long Lake needs real protection," said Judith Cabrita, Managing Director of the Tourism Industry Association of Nova Scotia, "We can't market buffer strips as wilderness. Visitors come here to see the real thing."

The Environment Department is expected to announce soon whether it will conduct a comprehensive Wilderness Area Assessment for the 170 SQ. KM area. It is ecologically sensitive with over 50 undeveloped lakes, traditional canoe routes, old pine and spruce trees and some of the last large tracts of wild forests in Halifax County.

Ship Harbour Long Lake is just north of Lake Charlotte and sits between the two protected areas of White Lake to the west and Tangier Grand Lakes to the east.

For more information on Ship Harbour Long Lake please visit http://www.publicland.ca and click on "What's New".

For more information contact:
Judith Cabrita
Managing Director
Tourism Industry Association Nova Scotia
email: judith_cabrita/tians@tourism.ca

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