Government of Canada and Nunatsiavut Government Working Together to Protect Northern Labrador Coast

News/Media Release

Feasibility assessment launched for establishment of Indigenous Protected Area under Canada National Marine Conservation Areas Act adjacent to Torngat Mountains National Park

September 6, 2019            Nain, Newfoundland and Labrador    Parks Canada Agency

Northern Labrador has been an area of continuous human use and settlement for nearly 10,000 years. Labrador Inuit have been the stewards of this region since time immemorial and they continue to practice their traditions on its lands and waters.

Today, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, Catherine McKenna, and the President of Nunatsiavut, Johannes Lampe, announced the launch of a feasibility assessment to consider the establishment of an Indigenous protected area under the Canada National Marine Conservation Areas Act, which would be adjacent to Torngat Mountains National Park in northern Labrador.

For more detailed information please click here:  Government of Canada and Nunatsiavut Government Working Together to Protect Northern Labrador Coast