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Nunavik Protected Areas consultations get underway in Kuujjuaq 

By Jeff Pelletier  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Consultations for Nunavik Protected Areas began this week in Kuujjuaq and are slated to continue across the region over the next few months. The Kativik Regional Government held public consultation meetings at the Kuujjuaq Forum over the past week to give residents a voice in the process it’s going through to register parts of Nunavik as areas with a protected status under the Quebec government. Consultations remain open in Kuujjuaq until Friday. KRG will visit the remaining Nunavik communities in the new year. According to KRG, 29,800 square kilometers of Nunavik’s territory have been registered as protected areas. Following these consultations, the goal is to register 20 per cent of the region, nearly 100,000 square kilometres, as protected areas, KRG chair Hilda Snowball

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