Inuinnaqtun – ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ
(Prince Leopold Island Migratory Bird Sanctuary)
The Sulukvaut Area Co-Management Committee (Sulukvaut ACMC) oversees three protected areas in the Qikiqtaaluk Region of Nunavut: Nanuit Itillinga National Wildlife Area, Siqiniq (Prince Leopold Island) Migratory Bird Sanctuary, and Nauyavaat (Seymour Island) Migratory Bird Sanctuary.
Siqiniq (Prince Leopold Island) Migratory Bird Sanctuary (MBS), is located in Lancaster Sound at the junction of Prince Regent Inlet and Barrow Strait. Somerset Island is 13 km to the southwest, Devon Island is 50 km to the north, and the nearest community, Resolute, is 150km to the northeast. The MBS encompasses the entire island, an area of approximately 64 square kilometers, and extends into the surrounding marine habitat for 5 km.
Created in 2012, the Sulukvaut ACMC is comprised of five members from Resolute Bay, and one Canadian Wildlife Service Northern Region (Iqaluit) employee. The Sulukvaut ACMC is drafting the Management Plan for the NWA and MBSs and meets 2-3 times per year in Resolute Bay to discuss all issues pertaining to management of, and permitting for access to the Nanuit Itillinga NWA, Siqiniq (Prince Leopold Island) MBS, and Nauyavaat (Seymour Island) MBS.
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