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Arctic national park on horizon: government

Park created on uninhabited island

The Canadian government is moving to create a new national park that likely won’t get a lot of visitors, the Ottawa Citizen reports. In a deal with nearby Inuit communities that would see 5,700 square kilometres at the north end of uninhabited Bathurst Island set aside, Parks Canada has described it as a “rock-strewn, mostly barren, polar desert.” It is, however, an important habitat for polar bears, Arctic foxes and endangered Peary caribou.

Ottawa Citizen

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