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Nunavut sound to become Canada's largest protected area

Friday, August 18, 2017 @ 3:09 PM | By Ian Burns

The federal government is making a Nunavut sound the largest protected area in the country.

Signa Daum Shanks, Osgoode Hall Law SchoolThe federal government, in conjunction with government of Nunavut and the Qikiqtani Inuit Association, has agreed on a final boundary for Canada's largest national marine conservation area (NMCA). Lancaster Sound, known as Tallurutiup Imanga to the Inuit, is the eastern entrance to the Northwest Passage.

The Tallurutiup Imanga/Lancaster Sound conservation area will total more than 131,000 square kilometres, which is more than twice the size...