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Cree Nation identifies 30 per cent of its territory in conservation wish list

The Cree Nation has identified more than 80,000 square kilometres of its territory it would like to see protected from development, under the Plan Nord. (Eeyou Conservation)

After several years of work and consultation, the Cree Nation Government has identified 30 per cent of its territory it wants to see protected from development, at least in part.

When brought together, the proposed areas represent a territory roughly the size of Ireland, about 80,000 square kilometers, and are scattered throughout the Cree Nation.

It was submitted to the Quebec Government at the end of November as the Cree proposal for the province's Plan Nord conservation target.

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