On the Road to UNESCO

March 28. Portugal Cove South. NL. Hon. Keith Hutchings announced a total of $640,000 in funding to support Mistaken Point’s bid for World UNESCO designation.

Embedded in the planes of Mistaken Point’s tilted and cleaved mudstone and sandstone, exposed by the pounding of the Atlantic waves, are fossils of the oldest creatures—in fact, the oldest complex life forms—found anywhere on Earth. Known to scientists as the Ediacara biota, they are creatures that lived 575 to 542 million years ago, when all life was in the sea.

Great news for all of us on the Irish Loop — and good luck with the campaign. We’re with you!


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