PRESERVING NATURAL ENVIRONMENTS IN SOUTHERN QUEBEC: A VITAL TASK
The acquisition and conservation of natural environments allows the preservation of sites with high ecological value. This ensures the protection of exceptional forest ecosystems and wetlands, which are particularly important wildlife habitats for several species at risk. More specifically, the current conservation campaign targets the protection of over 300 hectares (ha) in the heart of Montreal’s green and blue belt and the Trois-Rivières region. View on this map the targeted areas.
This campaign stems from the Projet de partenariat pour les milieux naturels project, which aims to improve Quebec’s network of protected areas through the acquisition of private land, particularly in the southern part of the province where biodiversity is rich and ecosystems are under the greatest pressure in Quebec.
Nature Action Québec (NAQ) and other conservation organizations are carrying out this project. This initiative is the result of a grant of more than $13M awarded to the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) by the Quebec Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change Control (in French: Ministère de l’Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques du Québec [MELCC]).