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Kativik Regional Government seeks input over protected areas in Nunavik – Nunatsiaq News

Sep 21, 2022

Community consultations start in November

The Kativik Regional Government is seeking input from Nunavimmiut about areas to be protected from development in Nunavik.

Since 2020, more than 29,000 square kilometres of land in the region have been added to Quebec’s register of protected areas. The provincial government had set a goal of designating 20 per cent of Nunavik as a protected area due to its significant biodiversity.

Currently, 14 per cent of the territory has been granted official protected status, meaning they are not open to any form of industrial activity or natural resource exploration such as mining and forestry.

The eight areas designated since 2020, which comprise those 29,000 square kilometres, would increase that to 20 per cent.

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