In August Canada has exceeded its target of 10% Marine Protected Area’s (MPA) along it’s massive coastline.
This is great news as the oceans need lots of protecting. Especially for pelagic or ocean crossing species, such as whales.
The Tuvaijuittuq Marine Protected Area (MPA), located in the high Arctic was most recently added in August 2019 via ministerial order. This MPA contributes 5.55 percent towards Canada’s marine conservation targets and encompasses an area of 319 411 km2.
That will make it the 20th largest protected area in the world!
More details on Canada’s Marine Protected Area’s (MPA) can be found here.