What a national marine conservation area in the Torngat Area of Interest means
The protection of the Torngat Area of Interest (“Torngat-AOI”) carries incredible meaning for many people. The Nunatsiavut Government and the Government of Canada agree that the undertaking of a feasibility assessment is merited, and an important step toward the lasting preservation of the area.
Conserving this area means Canada takes one more step towards achieving its goal of protecting 25 per cent of the country’s land and water by 2025. If established, a new national marine conservation area in the Torngat-AOI would represent and protect culturally significant Inuit heritage locations, geologically significant features, and important ecological habitats.
The feasibility assessment will be guided by Inuit Knowledge and science that has been collected and documented in the Nunatsiavut region in partnership with the Nunatsiavut Government as part of the Imappivut (Our Oceans): A Nunatsiavut Marine Plan Initiative. Parks Canada is working with the Nunatsiavut Government, and both will engage and consult key stakeholders such as the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador and Makivvik Corporation, who represent the interests of Nunavik Inuit, to conduct a feasibility assessment for the potential establishment and management of the proposed new Inuit Protected Area in the Torngat-AOI.
- Nunatsiavut Government – Torngat Area of Interest
- Government of Canada and Nunatsiavut Government working together to protect Northern Labrador Coast
- Governments of Canada and Nunatsiavut Launch Partnership to Protect Ocean in Northern Labrador
- Canada National Marine Conservation Areas Act
- Imappivut – Nunatsiavut Marine Plan
- Sea to Sea to Sea - National Marine Conservation Areas System
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