Lancaster Sound, Nunavut, protection

“The boundaries of what is now Canada’s largest marine conservation area were announced yesterday by the federal government along with the government of Nunavut, and the Qikiqtani Inuit Association.
Protecting Tallurutiup Imanga, or Lancaster Sound, protects approximately 110,000 square kilometres of ocean — an area double the size of Nova Scotia — and represents almost two percent of Canada’s coastal marine waters. This more than doubles what was previously protected, but still falls short of the Liberals’ campaign promise to protect five per cent of Canada’s oceans by 2017”

Source: CBC News

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