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Muskuuchii Hills Biodiversity Reserve

The Muskuuchii hills biodiversity reserve is located in the Nord-du-Québec administrative region, between 50°04’ and 50°27’ north latitude and 78°22’ and 78°58’ west longitude. It is situated 90 km north-north-west of Matagami and 105 km south of the Cree community of Waskaganish. The biodiversity reserve covers an area of 801.1 km², and lies within the Baie-James Municipality.

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Nibiischii National Park

In partnership with the Cree Nation of Mistissini, the Government of Québec is working on the creation of the Nibiischii National Park. The park project will bring to the fore the natural, cultural, and historic heritage of this vast area of over 11,000 km2.

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Niquet Stream Biodiversity Reserve

The Niquet stream biodiversity reserve is located in the Nord-du-Québec administrative region, between 50°04’ and 50°14’ north latitude and 78°53’ and 79°10’ west longitude. It is situated 93 km north-west of Matagami and 110 km south of the Cree community of Waskaganish. The proposed biodiversity reserve covers an area of 164.6 km² and lies within the Baie-James Municipality.

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North Harricana River Aquatic Reserve

The North Harricana River aquatic reserve is located in the Nord-du-Québec region, between 50°11’ and 51°00’ latitude north and 79°07’ and 79°20’ longitude west. It is situated to the south of James Bay, roughly 110 km north-north-west of e Matagami. It lies within the Baie-James Municipality.

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Paakumshumwaau-Maatuskaau Biodiversity Reserve

The Paakumshumwaau-Maatuskaau biodiversity reserve is located in the Nord-du-Québec administrative region between 52°30’ and 53°15’ north latitude and 76°46’ and 78°53’ west longitude. It lies roughly 20 kilometres to the southeast of the Cree community of Wemindji and 32.5 kilometres to the north of the Cree community of Eastmain in the Baie-James Municipality. The biodiversity reserve covers an area of 4 539.0 km², including a marine portion of 146.5 km² and a terrestrial portion 4 392.5 km².

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Parc National Tursujuq

On the eastern coast of Hudson Bay not far from the Inuit community of Umiujaq, this park covers a phenomenal 26,107 km2 and includes many exceptional attractions. It is located in the territory of the Cree Nation of Whapmagoostui. Tursujuq National Park is located in the transition zone between boreal forest and tundra and possesses vestiges of human occupation dating back more than 3,000 years, including former trading posts from the 18th and 19th centuries.

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Serigny Lake Biodiversity Reserve

The Serigny Lake Biodiversity Reserve is located in the Nord-du-Québec administrative region, between 55°04’ and 55°41’ latitude north and 69°12’ and 70°15’ longitude west, approximately 200 km northeast of the city of Shefferville and the village of Kawawachikamach. It is within the territory of the Cree Nation of Whapmagoostui, and covers an area of 3,259. 9 km².

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Taibi Lake Biodiversity Reserve

The  Taibi Lake biodiversity reserve is located in the Nord-du-Québec administrative region, between 49°20’ and 49°30’ north latitude and 77°16’ and 77°44’ west longitude. It is located approximately 50 km north-west of the town of Lebel-sur-Quévillon and approximately 30 km south of Matagami and forms part of the Baie-James Municipality. It is within the territory of the Cree First Nation of Waswanipi. The protected area covers an area of 266.1 km².

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The Mishigamish protected area proposal

The Mishigamish protected area proposal was developed directly with the Waswanipi Tallymen and land users, with the support of the Chief and Council of the Cree First Nation of Waswanipi.

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Upper Harricana Aquatic Reserve

The Upper Harricana aquatic reserve is located between 48°46’ and 50°14’ north latitude and 77°58’ and 78°58’ west longitude. Most of the aquatic reserve lies within the Baie-James Municipality, in the Nord-du-Québec administrative region.

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