The Arctic is in serious need of help, and Canada will not stand by and do nothing. A huge ocean sanctuary was established in Canada to aid endangered Arctic creatures.
Arctic wildlife is especially sensitive to climate change in the current global warning environment. The ice melting process (unique in comparison to previous years) has severe effects on the entire globe. So Canada’s intentions to protect the Arctic environment are fantastic.
A total of 165,000 square miles will be protected. They exist to prevent drilling, mining, and/or fishing in the icy area. While the program is unlikely to slow the loss of the ice, it will help conserve many endangered species.
The largest sanctuary is the Tuvaijuittuq Marine Protected Area, which means “never melting ice” in Inuktitut. It is one of the few places on Earth where the sea ice never melts.
“This distant location boasts the Arctic Ocean’s oldest and thickest sea ice,” says Fisheries and Oceans Canada. As the Arctic sea ice melts, this region’s ice is projected to persist the longest. ice-dependent species such as walruses, seals, and polar bears. Reezing any new human activities will help ensure the ice that never melts stays true to its name, “stated Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
This effort would conserve polar bears, artic foxes, narwhals, walruses, and many bird species.
As part of the accord, WWF Canada’s senior Arctic conservation adviser, Paul Okalik, told the media that Tuvaijuittuq will become one of the world’s largest protection zones. “We’re striving to keep a sustainable economy.”
Tallurutiup Imanga is home to about 75% of the world’s narwhal population and the greatest polar bear population in the Canadian Arctic. 20% of Canada’s beluga population lives there.
It is one of the world’s most ecologically significant seascapes. It is vital for polar bears, bowhead whales, narwhals, and beluga whales. According to Parks Canada, the location is home to Inuit who call it Tallurutiup Imanga or Tallurutiup Tariunga.
The Qikiqtani Inuit Association president, P.J. Akeeagok, said that safeguarding Tallurutiup Imanga and Tuvaijuittuq will not only save these pristine Arctic environments, but also lay the groundwork for a conservation economy based on sustainable businesses like fishing. It will show what can happen when we work together as equals in the spirit of reconciliation in the High Arctic.