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2011-02-25 21:12
Ms. Lisa Janishevski, Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity

The government of the province of Quebec, Canada will protect 50% of its northern area from all industrial activity

[#979]
Announced on February 23, 2011, an area of 500 000 sq km (193,000 sq miles or 123 million acres) will be protected for the benefit of nature and traditional aboriginal activities, such as subsistence hunting.

More information (in French) at: http://communiques.gouv.qc.ca/gouvqc/communiques/GPQF/Fevrier2011/23/c5403.html
 

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