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Mushkegowuk Council and Government of Canada launch a feasibility assessment – the next phase in establishing a proposed National Marine Conservation Area in globally significant western James Bay & southwestern Hudson Bay.  (August 9, 2021).  Wildlands League and partners are honoured to work with the leadership of the Mushkegowuk Council and Parks Canada.

See press release here.

Here’s what our Executive Director had to say:

“I fell in love with our northern ocean on a trip to Hudson Bay to learn about belugas and polar bears. Safeguarding this marine ecosystem is not only important to Canada but to the world. Western James Bay and southwestern Hudson Bay is globally significant for wildlife such as belugas, walruses, polar bears and shorebirds, for its blue carbon and for its cultural significance. Wildlands League congratulates the Omushkego and Canada on this impressive milestone. We look forward to supporting the Omushkego as they advance this initiative to protect the Bay including the belugas I love and its incredible life-giving, carbon-rich coasts and estuaries.” 

Janet Sumner 

Executive Director, Wildlands League 

Mushkegowuk Council launches new initiative to protect globally significant marine area (October 1, 2020). Wildlands League and partners have been working behind the scenes for a year to help launch the project.   

A large group of shorebirds, including white-rumped sandpipers and semipalmated sandpipers, are seen in the air. James Bay is in the background.

A large group of shorebirds off of James Bay, mostly white-rumped sandpipers and a few semipalmated sandpipers.

Photo: Ron Ridout

A large group of shorebirds, including white-rumped sandpipers and semipalmated sandpipers, are seen in the air. James Bay is in the background.

A large group of shorebirds off of James Bay, mostly white-rumped sandpipers and a few semipalmated sandpipers.

Photo: Ron Ridout

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