Whapmagoostui Protected Areas & Proposals
The Cree Communities of Eeyou Istchee along with the Cree Nation Government have taken the initiative to develop a conservation strategy to meet our goals to conserve our land as much as possible by means of creating protected areas recognized by the Quebec Government and by adopting international practices that fit our needs to achieve our dream of keeping our lands intact for future generations.
The lake extends 100 km east to west, and is the 3rd largest natural lake in Quebec (after Mistassini and Clearwater Lakes). It drains west (380 km), via the Great Whale River into Hudson Bay. The area proposed for protection is 3,514 km². Roughly 2/3 of proposal area lies north of the 55th parallel, within the Kativik Regionread more
On the eastern coast of Hudson Bay not far from the Inuit community of Umiujaq, this park covers a phenomenal 26,107 square kilometres and includes many exceptional attractions. The Parc national Tursujuq is moreover located in the transition zone between boreal forest and tundra and possesses vestiges of human occupation dating back more than 3,000 years, including former trading posts from the 18th and 19th centuries.read more