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CANADA SURPASSES MARINE CONSERVATION TARGETS

CANADA SURPASSES MARINE CONSERVATION TARGETS

Canada surpasses marine conservation targets. Canada has announced that it has surpassed its marine conservation target of 10 percent protection of marine and coastal areas. This significant achievement was reached through considerable collaborative efforts with indigenous peoples, all levels of government, marine industries and stakeholders.

To date, Canada has established 14 MPAs under the Oceans Act, three National Marine Conservation Areas, one marine National Wildlife Area, and 59 marine refuges. These areas protect 13.81% of Canada’s marine and coastal areas.

Some milestones and achievements over the last year that contributed towards the target include:

 

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