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Source: Government of Canada – MIL OSI in French

Today, the minister of the Environment and climate Change, Catherine McKenna, and the prime minister and minister of Environment for Nunavut, Joe Savikataaq, highlighted how Canada and the government of Nunavut supports the establishment of the territorial park Agguttinni located to the north of Clyde River, Nunavut.

On September 10, 2019 – Ottawa (Ontario)

Nature surrounds us. It is the air we breathe, the food we eat and the water we drink. This is our back yard, our workplace and our home. In Canada, we have one-quarter of the wetlands and boreal forests of the Earth, a fifth of the world’s freshwater resources and the longest coastline in the world. The protection of nature is also helping Canada and the world to mitigate the effects of climate change. This is why our government is implementing in order to double the size of the natural areas, both terrestrial and marine protected in Canada.

Today, the minister of the Environment and climate Change, Catherine McKenna, and the prime minister and minister of Environment for Nunavut, Joe Savikataaq, highlighted how Canada and the government of Nunavut supports the establishment of the territorial park Agguttinni located to the north of Clyde River, Nunavut. This joint initiative of the government of Nunavut and Inuit will create a park that will include a quarter of the ice cap Barnes, an important source of freshwater for the island of Baffin, many sites of cultural significance to Inuit, areas important for the conservation of birds, as well as a valuable habitat for polar bears and caribou.

The establishment of the territorial park Agguttinni is the result of a strong collaborative partnership between the residents of Clyde River and the Nunavut government. For many years, Clyde River and the Nunavut government to devote time and resources to protect this special place. The funding granted within the framework of the Challenge of the objective 1 Fund nature conservancy of Canada is the catalyst to adjust the last details and complete the establishment of the territorial park.

The government of Canada is providing $ 4.7 million to the government of Nunavut to help make this incredible project. The federal funding comes from the Funds of the nature of Canada, which is part of the largest investment in the conservation of nature in the history of Canada. This funding will allow Canadians from across the country to protect our nature and the wildlife that depends on it. As Canadians, we have an important role to play in the conservation of nature.

Quotes

“Nature is one of the most precious resources of Canada. Conservation projects in Nunavut constitute important steps towards the goal of doubling the area of protected nature in the lands and oceans of Canada. Working with aboriginal peoples, provinces, territories and other partners across the country to protect the nature, we can support vibrant communities and to counter the effects of climate change so that our children and our grandchildren can also take advantage of the natural scenery and wilderness amazing that we cherish today. “– Catherine McKenna, minister of the Environment and climate Change

“The park project Agguttinni, north of Clyde River, will be the largest park, which comes under the jurisdiction of the government of Nunavut. It represents future benefits for our people, our communities and our lands. In collaboration with our partners in planning and joint management of parks, the creation of a territorial park Agguttinni will support the protection and enhancement of the natural beauty of the richness of Nunavut, as well as the establishment of a tourism infrastructure. The government of Nunavut is pleased to have the support of the Fund of the nature of Canada for this important initiative. “– Joe Savikataaq, prime minister and minister of the Environment, government of Nunavut

Quick facts

In the budget of 2018, the government announced an investment of 1.35 billion dollars in an initiative on the natural heritage – the largest investment in the conservation of nature in the history of Canada.

The Challenge of objective 1 of the Funds of the nature of Canada, with $ 175 million, will allow it to continually progress towards the achievement of objective 1 of Canada which aims to conserve 17 per 100 of our land and our fresh water by the end of 2020.

The government of Nunavut and inuit organizations will receive more than $ 12 million in funding under the Challenge of objective 1, which will be used to protect more than 2.6 million hectares of land in Nunavut that is equal to approximately half of the area of the province of Nova Scotia.

The project of the territorial park Agguttinni is one of five projects in Nunavut.

The network of protected areas and conservation of Canada plays an important role to mitigate the impacts of climate change by protecting and restoring healthy ecosystems and resilient, and contribute to the recovery of species at risk. The forests and wetlands intact capture and also store carbon dioxide and can help to protect communities from the impacts of climate change.

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Resource persons

Sabrina KimAttachée of presseCabinet of the minister of the Environment and of the Change climatique819-743-7138sabrina.kim2@canada.ca

Relations with the médiasEnvironnement and climate Change Canada819-938-3338 or 1-844-836-7799 (toll-free)ec.media.ec@canada.ca

Relations with the médiasMinistère of the Environment of the NunavutTana Silverland867-975-7761tsilverland@gov.nu.ca

Twitter Page, Environment and climate Change Canada

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

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