Pimachiowin Aki UNESCO project submits new nomination

A revised nomination for the proposed Pimachiowin Aki World Heritage Site that straddles the Manitoba and Ontario border, will be delivered to UNESCO’s headquarters in Paris, France by January 30th, to be reviewed by international experts. The submission has been refined after UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee (WHC) deferred making any decision on inscribing the 33,400 square kilometres of Anishinaabe cultural landscape and boreal forest in 2013. Since then, the WHC’s expert advisors have worked with the Pimachiowin Aki Corporation to help strengthen the submission and also to learn how it can improve its own evaluation processes for unique projects like Pimachiowin Aki. See the media release and Frequently Asked Questions.

“We appreciated the opportunity to explain to UNESCO even more clearly the special relationship our people have with the land in this deeper nomination.” William Young, Pimachiowin Aki spokesperson.
“Pimachiowin Aki is a gift to the world that is unprecedented in our province’s history, a rare combination of ecological integrity and cultural continuity in the largest protected area of its kind in the world.” Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger.