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Canada announced the creation of one of the world’s largest conservation areas and Canada’s largest marine protected area, almost the size of Germany, according to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).

“Climate change threatens a place and everything it represents that has defined its country and its people for generations,” Prime Minister Trudeau said. “The ‘true, north strong and free.’ It’s more than a line in a hockey game. It’s who we are.”

With its creation, the federal government says it has exceeded its goal to protect 10 per cent of Canada’s marine and coastal areas by 2020. Trudeau said today they had hit 14 per cent, one year ahead of schedule.

Source: National Observer