Tallurutiup Imanga National Marine Conservation Area
The Government of Canada and the Qikiqtani Inuit Association recently signed an Inuit Impact and Benefit Agreement (IIBA) required for the establishment of Tallurutiup Imanga National Marine Conservation Area (NMCA).
Tallurutiup Imanga is an area rich in biodiversity and used by Inuit since time immemorial. The NMCA is a significant contribution towards Canada’s target of protecting 10 percent of its marine and coastal areas by 2020. At approximately 108,000 square kilometres, Tallurutiup Imanga National Marine Conservation Area represents approximately 1.9 percent of this target.
Explore this breathtaking Arctic landscape where narwhals live side by side with thousands of seabirds in an area adjacent to vibrant Inuit communities and majestic fjords and glaciers.
Find out where we are in the journey of creating an NMCA in Tallurutiup Imanga.
- Tallurutiup Imanga is an area that has been used since time immemorial by the Inuit. Inuit Qauijimajatuqangit (traditional knowledge) will inform future decision making for the management and protection of the NMCA and the NMCA will protect Inuit harvesting rights guaranteed under the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement while also ensuring the protection of species at risk.
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- ᔪᓚᐃ 18, 2018 - ᑐᓴᒐᒃᓴᐅᔪᖅ ᓴᕿᑕᐅᔪᖅ / July 18, 2018 - News release
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