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Marine region number 2 MPA number 29

MPA Name (English) Auyuittuq National Park
MPA Name (Local) Auyuittuq National Park
Current Status Existing

Country CANADA
Location Cumberland Peninsula, Baffin Island, Nunavut
Size 7697 sq mi (19,707 sq km) total, marine component approx 386 sq mi (1000 sq km)

Cetacean name
(common)
narwhal
Cetacean name
(scientific)
Monodon monoceros
Other species

Rationale This terrestrial area with a large marine component was established in 1976 as a national park reserve. Following the signing of an agreement between government and the Inuit, it was established as a national park in 2001.
Narwhals are found in the N fjords of the park.
Management plan Auyuittuq National Park of Canada Management Plan (2010)
Management plan web link http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/pn-np/nu/auyuittuq/plan.aspx#plan
http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/pn-np/nu/auyuittuq/~/media/pn-np/nu/auyuittuq/pdf/auyuittuq-plan-2010_e.ashx


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