Biodiversity in Quebec
In Quebec, wetlands are essential for maintaining biodiversity and water quality.
Examples of our conservation priorities in Quebec
The area targeted for protection is of extremely high ecological value, located in an area of the Ottawa River that is home to at least 15 flora and fauna species of regional, provincial and federal interest. The project will protect more than 50 hectares of critical natural habitats.
Located north of Lake Pohénégamook, this project aims to protect a mosaic of swamps and wooded peatlands that span 30 hectares. The Saint-François River crosses the property and is an area inhabited by the wood turtle, a vulnerable species in Quebec.
Stewardship of Rivière-du-Sud projects
This incredible wetland complex covers 1,160 hectares. Here, you’ll find populations of least bittern, a bird of the heron family, and the map turtle. Both of are considered vulnerable species. The project aims to curb pressures related to human activity and increase the potential of these natural habitats for waterfowl.
Stewardship of Lac Saint-Pierre
Lac Saint-Pierre, recognized as a significant region for biodiversity, is home to 288 species of wildlife including 168 species that rely on the area for nesting. It is also the most important migratory stopover for waterfowl in the St. Lawrence. The coastal area of Lac Saint-Pierre is home to at least 67 threatened, vulnerable or potentially at-risk species, including the sand darter and the copper redhorse.