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WATCH: Inside Canada's largest-ever private land conservation project

Environmental initiative came together after Domtar agreed to sell a portion of boreal forest—nearly twice the size of Toronto—at a discounted price

Northern Ontario will be home to the largest private land conservation project in Canadian history: nearly 1,500 square km of pristine boreal forest near Hearst.

The $46-million project came together after Domtar, the pulp-and-paper company, agreed to sell the land—nearly twice the size of Toronto—at a discounted price to the Nature Conservancy of Canada.

The organization recently launched a fundraising campaign to cover the remaining $13-million cost.

On the latest episode of Inside the Village, a news podcast produced by Village Media, Mike Hendren of the Nature Conservancy of Canada discusses the historic project and how it all came together.

You can hear the full interview here, or download the episode wherever you find your favourite podcasts.​

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