Nunavik Parks Earns Gold Leaf AwardNunavik Parks Earns Gold Leaf Award11/12/2017 5:00:00 AM
​​On November 9, 2017, as part of its annual meeting, the CCEA will present its 2017 Gold Leaf Award to Nunavik Parks. This prize acknowledges the contribution of individuals or groups with special achievements toward the protection of ecosystem diversity and the establishment of protected areas. Nunavik Parks is being honoured in the native organization category for its inspiring commitment to the conservation and creation of protected areas in Nunavik.
The four parks already created in Nunavik cover approximately 37,000 km2, or more than 7% of the region. As well, more than 13% of Nunavik is listed as protected area. In addition to preservin​g a large part of the region, Nunavik Parks has the mission to promote Inuit culture. This purpose is central to the operations and management of the national parks in Nunavik. Each park provides an immersive cultural experience in addition to being a regional economic lever.
Nunavik Parks is continuing to work toward achieving the provincial conservation target of protecting 20% of the region by 2020. Work is currently underway on Parc national Iluiliq, located along the coast between the villages of Salluit and Ivujivik.

​​​Text from Camille Legall-Payne
Iluiliq Park Project, Nunavik (c) Alain Thibault​

Information Session, Kangiqsualujjuaq, Nunavik (c) Olivier Paradis​
Iluiliq Park Project, Nunavik (c) Alain Thibault

​​​​The Canadian Council on Ecological Areas (CCEA) is a national non-profit organization with the mission to facilitate and assist with the establishment of protected areas in Canada​