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Source: Government of Canada – MIL OSI Regional News in English

The government of Canada will improve the habitat of the Peary caribou in the national park Qausuittuq.

August 22, 2019 national Park Qausuittuq, Nunavut Parks Canada Agency

The government of Canada is committed to preserve the national parks, to protect and restore healthy ecosystems and resilient and to contribute to the recovery of species at risk.

The minister of the Environment and climate Change and minister responsible for Parks Canada, Catherine McKenna today announced a federal investment of 584 000 $ in a conservation project that will improve the critical habitat of the caribou in the national park Qausuittuq.

The project Tundra cleaned = Caribou health will be to remove debris from industrial activities, exploration of the past that have been abandoned on the premises, and to create a habitat that is more healthy for the caribou. Before the establishment of the national park Qausuittuq, the activities of oil and gas exploration conducted in the 1960s and 1970s have left behind as industrial waste, which may prevent caribou from feeding in some areas, which could cause physical injuries and, in some cases, constitute an obstacle to the paths of travel and migration of caribou. The cleanup activities are deemed a priority by the Inuit, and the community of Resolute Bay, and an important step in the improvement of the habitat of the Peary caribou and the restoration of the landscape to the inside of this new national park.

The government of Canada takes action to protect endangered species, such as Peary caribou in the national park Qausuittuq. The Peary caribou is the smallest sub-species of caribou, and the government of Canada has made the protection of the Peary caribou, an endangered species, and its habitat is a priority in the establishment and management of the national park Qausuittuq.

The project Tundra cleaned = Caribou health is in its second phase. The first phase of the project consisted mainly of consultations with the community of Resolute Bay, visit of recognition to identify the landfill sites, plan the logistics and to begin to remove fuel drums empty. During the second phase of the project, Parks Canada will return on the places that need more cleaning.

Parks Canada partners with communities and aboriginal organizations across the country to conserve and restore our wildlife and habitats vital, often using traditional knowledge, and collaborates significantly with academic institutions and scientists on environmental projects. We can, by working together, protect our environment and conserve our nature for future generations.

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“Nature plays a central role in the culture of Canada, in its prosperity and in the mode of life that leads to it. The protection of nature will be beneficial to the environment, our health and our communities across the country. This is why our government is doubling the area of protected nature on land and at sea in Canada, to protect our natural areas and the wildlife that lives there. The project Tundra cleaned = Caribou health is an important step in the protection of the herd of the threatened Peary caribou and the restoration of its critical habitat to the national park Qausuittuq. “

The honourable Catherine McKennaMinistre of the Environment and climate Change and minister responsible for Parks Canada

Quick facts

The minister McKenna was inaugurated, in August 2017, the national park Qausuittuq, which is located near Resolute Bay, Nunavut, in the High Arctic.

Covering an area of approximately 11 000 km in the Arctic, the land and protected waters of the national park Qausuittuq, which include the majority of the northern part of Bathurst island, the islands of the governor-general in the west, and the smaller islands to the west and north of Bathurst island. The migratory bird sanctuary of the Island-Seymour is in the north, whereas the southern border of the national park Qausuittuq borders the national wildlife area Polar Bear Pass.

Parks Canada is working closely with the park management Committee Qausuittuq, whose members are appointed by the Qikiqtani Inuit Association and the government of Canada, to guide the management of the national park Qausuittuq.

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Sabrina Kim Office of the minister of the Environment and of the Change climatique819-938-3813sabrina.kim2@canada.ca

Relations with the médiasAgence Parks Canada855-862-1812pc.medias-media.pc@canada.ca

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is a translation. Apologies should the grammar and/or sentence structure is not be perfect.

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