Canada | Quebec hits 17% PA target with creation of 34 new PAs on land & sea

The provincial government's stated target was to protect 17 per cent of its land and maritime territory by the end of 2020, and this week it reached that goal by designating 34 new protected areas.

They include parts of the Lower North Shore, the coasts of Anticosti island and a section of the Moisie River, north of Sept-Îles.

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