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Wildlands congratulates Mushkegowuk Council and Parks Canada for successful completion of feasibility assessment in western James Bay and southwestern Hudson Bay

February 22, 2024

Statement by Executive Director Janet Sumner in response to the marine Feb. 21 2024 announcement:

Wildlands League congratulates the Omushkego, Mushkegowuk Council and Parks Canada on achieving this important milestone.

Canadians are just beginning to appreciate the global significance of this marine ecosystem where the Omushkego have stewarded forever, where polar bears roam and belugas swim. This region is also of hemispheric importance to shorebirds including the endangered Red Knot – one of the longest distance migrants in the animal kingdom.

The Omushkego are doing conservation their own way all the while giving hope to a country and the world.

See the press release here.

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