Exploring and Protecting Oceans in Canada
On Sunday, August 18, Oceana Canada set sail on an expedition in partnership with the Nunatsiavut Government to explore culturally and ecologically significant marine habitats in Northern Labrador. The Imappivut (“Our Oceans” in Inuttitut) Expedition 2019 findings will help promote and support Inuit interests in the coastal and marine areas of Nunatsiavut.
We’ll touch down in Saglek Fjord to the south of Torngat Mountains National Park; Hebron and Okak, former Inuit communities of deep historical, archaeological and cultural significance; and the bays and islands around Nain, home to the largest community in Nunatsiavut.
Climate change is causing Canada to warm twice as fast as the rest of the world, with our Arctic regions warming at three times the speed. It’s more important than ever that we protect areas of ecological and cultural significance for the long-term health of the ocean and for the many people who rely on it.