In late 2013, after a huge public outcry, the provincial and federal governments acted to stop a company’s proposal to drill and frack for oil metres from the boundary of Gros Morne National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site on the west coast of Newfoundland.

This was great news, but while Gros Morne may be safe from oil drilling and fracking FOR NOW, similar proposals may come forward in the future. 

In 2014, and again in 2016, the United Nations World Heritage Committee called on Canada to create a permanent protective buffer zone around the park.  With newly elected federal and provincial governments in place we now have a new opportunity to ensure this recommendation is implemented.

We are aiming for 10,000 names on our petition and we’re almost there! Please add your support to the growing list of people who want to ensure that Gros Morne is protected for future generations. 

Sign the petition

I support creating a permanent protective buffer zone around Gros Morne National Park to safeguard this natural treasure for future generations.