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Monday, Environment Minister Jim Prentice and Nova Scotia’s Minister of Natural Resources, John MacDonell, announced their governments' commitment to protecting Sable Island as a national park or national wildlife reserve.

The island, located about 300 km southeast of Halifax, is home to between 150 and 400 wild horses that live there alongside the largest congregation of Grey Seals in the world.

To find out more about the history of Sable’s wild horses and its sandy landscape -the island’s rock layer is hidden under 40 kilometres of sand — check out Nova Scotia’s Sable Island site.