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Indigenous people help develop better Arctic shipping routes

Sustainable Eco-communities

Summary

The article is about how experts are working with local indigenous people to develop new shipping routes through the region that minimize harm caused to arctic.

Perspectives and insights

  • Shipping traffic in the Canadian Arctic has tripled in recent decades, presenting new challenges for pristine environments and the Inuits who live there.
  • Not all of the changes suggested to shipping by the native communities were for environment benefits alone. Some communities suggested alterations that would lead to safer journeys for the ships.