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Migratory Bird Sanctuaries are areas set aside by the Canadian Wildlife Service (CWS) of Environment Canada to protect migratory birds. The sanctuaries include a range of habitat types, such as terrestrial, wetland and marine.
National Wildlife Areas consist of land or water areas set aside to protect essential wildlife habitats. The Canadian Wildlife Service of Environment Canada establishes and manages these areas to conserve essential wildlife habitats.
The Government of Canada’s objective is to have a park representing each of Canada’s 39 natural regions. Nunavut has three National Parks. Public appreciation and enjoyment through education are encouraged as long as they do not affect the ecological integrity of the park.
This map shows both designated and nominated Heritage Rivers. The Canadian Heritage Rivers System protects the best examples of Canada’s river heritage, giving the rivers national recognition and encouraging the public to enjoy and appreciate them. The goal is to establish a system that reflects the diversity of Canada’s rivers and to ensure that they continue to flow for future generations.
This map shows the locations of more than 1000 museums that are members of the Canadian Heritage Information Network (CHIN), a Special Operating Agency of the Canadian Heritage Department.
UNESCO Biosphere Reserves are representative terrestrial or coastal ecosystems of the Earth. They are established by UNESCO’s Man and the Biosphere Program (MAB) to promote biodiversity conservation and are viewed as model areas of sustainable development. Tourism is an important activity in many biosphere reserves. This map locates the Canadian Biosphere Reserves.
World Heritage Sites represent exceptional natural and cultural areas recognized internationally by the World Heritage Convention of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). This map locates the World Heritage sites in Canada.
National Historic Sites and their associated artefacts are preserved to promote an appreciation of historic places, people, and events and their contribution to the Canadian identity. There are eleven national historic sites in Nunavut. The first designated historic sites in Nunavut recognized European activities. More recently, the national historic sites have been designated to recognize sites important in aboriginal history.
This map locates the National Historic Sites administered by Parks Canada and the five UNESCO Cultural World Heritage Sites located in Canada. National Historic Sites are maintained to commemorate significant historic places, people and events.
Protected areas are composed of land, freshwater and marine areas set aside through legislation to protect representative examples of Canada’s ecosystems. They are created and managed by the federal, provincial and territorial governments. A small but increasing number is also administered by Aboriginal governments and communities. Some protected areas are jointly managed by two or more administrations.