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Management options for protection of the Last Ice Area
by Canada (Government)
In its 2017 budget, the Government of Canada had made a financial commitment over four years to protect the Last Ice Areathe only Arctic region expected to retain summer sea ice until 2050. As the last permanent ice-covered region in the Arctic, the area will be essential to ice-dependent species such as polar bears, beluga, narwhal, seals, walrus and the Inuit communities that depend on them for food. In partnership with Inuit, Fisheries and Oceans Canada will work together with all partnersincluding the Parks Canada Agency and other federal departments, other governments, management organizations, northern communities, and scientiststo better understand this region and to explore strategies and management options to protect the Last Ice Area
Progress reports
By 2020, conserve at least 10 per cent of coastal and marine areas, consistent with national and international law and based on the best available scientific information
Type of commitment
  • Other (please specify): Groundwork initiative for future conservation measure
March 2017
Over a period of four yearsm explore strategies and management options to protect the Last Ice Area
Other, please specify
Candian Government budget comittment of 12 Million Canadian dollars over four years.
Basic information
Time-frame: March 2017 - March 2021
Fisheries and Oceans Canada (Government) Parks Canada Agency (Government)
Ocean Basins
  • Arctic Ocean
Beneficiary countries
Other beneficaries
Contact information
Cal Wenghofer, Senior Policy Analyst, Cal.Wenghofer@dfo-mpo.gc.ca, 613-897-3418
Ottawa, Canada
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