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(December 7, 2022) Wildlands League’s Executive Director Janet Sumner issued the following statement today in response to the federal government announcement in Montreal:

Wildlands League welcomes the commitment by the Government of Canada and philanthropic community to invest in conservation led by Omushkego people. This could be a game changer and deliver long lasting conservation and reconciliation outcomes. 

We’ve seen mines come and go and local people saddled with disrupted and fragmented ecosystems with few long term benefits. Innovative investing in Indigenous people directly to secure globally significant ecosystems makes a whole a lot of sense to me.

Securing the peatlands here, part of the second largest peatland complex in the world, is vital to a securing liveable planet including a safe climate. There are immense biodiversity values that as Canadians we can all be grateful to the leadership of the Omushkego in safeguarding.

See the Mushkegowuk Council release here.

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.

(August 9, 2021) 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.  Wildlands League and partners are honoured to work with the leadership of the Mushkegowuk Council and Parks Canada. See press release here.

(October 1, 2020) Mushkegowuk Council launches new initiative to protect globally significant marine area. 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

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