There’s something amazing happening in the Great Bear Sea, also known as the Northern Shelf Bioregion. This beautiful and life-sustaining region could soon be protected by Canada’s first Marine Protected Area (MPA) Network.
The MPA Network aims to safeguard these sensitive coastal waters from harmful human activities, so that marine life can recover and thrive. Building on years of collaborative marine planning led by Indigenous nations, the federal government and the Province of BC, this long-awaited network will deliver wide-ranging benefits for nature and local communities, providing lasting legal protection for the species we all love and depend on – like salmon, herring and whales.
The proposed plan for the MPA Network will soon be released to the public, and decision-makers will be seeking input from Canadians and coastal residents.
Learn more about the Great Bear Sea and the benefits of MPAs in our video:
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