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QIA says Nunavut land-use plan doesn’t go far enough to protect caribou – Nunatsiaq News

Nov 17, 2022

Freshwater crossings not protected, and more sea crossings need protection, association reps say

Qikiqtani Inuit Association representatives say they don’t believe a proposed plan to manage Nunavut lands does enough to protect caribou.

They voiced their concerns during hearings on the plan this week at the Cadet Hall in Iqaluit.

“We feel there is not enough caribou habitat proposed for protection,” said QIA secretary-treasurer Levi Barnabas on Wednesday.

The Nunavut Planning Commission is in charge of developing a land-use plan for the territory. It proposes where resource extraction and development can occur and which areas will be protected.

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