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Canada | Inuit laud creation of Kovik River Aquatic Reserve; PA covers 4000 sq km

Inuit and environmental protection groups alike have welcomed the long-awaited designation of Nunavik’s Kovik River basin as a protected area.

After years of negotiations, the Quebec government finally confirmed the river’s aquatic reserve status Dec. 3, which means the watershed is now protected from mining claims and industrial development.

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