The Government of Canada; along with Honourable Gail Shea, Member of Parliament for Egmont and on behalf of Peter Kent, Canada’s Minister of the Environment announced land conservation. So the Nature Conservancy of Canada’s successful acquisition of 74 hectares (183 acres) of land near the Town of Alberton, Prince Edward Island.

This project was secured in part with funding. Mostly and in part from Environment Canada’s Natural Areas Conservation Program.  In other words the Government of Canada.

Further, the property is located on the Conway Sandhills. It’s part of a 50 kilometre sand dune and wetland area. Located on the north shore of western Prince Edward Island.

In addition, The Government of Canada’s $225-million Natural Areas Conservation Program. It is an important on-the-ground initiative. One that takes real action to preserve Canada’s environment and conserve its precious natural heritage. All for present and future generations. Because this ensured protection of Canada’s natural areas comes. All as a result of the ongoing contribution from all donors.

Finally, the Nature Conservancy of Canada added that the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) has protected 26 ecologically significant natural areas on Prince Edward Island. All with a focus on conserving coastal and forest ecosystems. PEI is Canada’s most densely-populated province, and its remaining areas of intact dunes, salt marshes and Acadian forest are precious. With 90 per cent of PEI under private ownership, NCC relies on generous land donors to support our conservation projects. Some of the Nature Conservancy of Canada’s larger projects on PEI include the Conway and Cascumpec Sandhills on the North Shore, Percival River in southwest PEI and Holman’s Island near Summerside.  Working with partners, NCC has helped to protect 2344 hectares (5792 acres) on the Island.

In conclusion and as of March 2011, the Natural Areas Conservation Program had protected 160,796 hectares. That’s almost three times the size of Quebec City. Finally, all which includes habitats for 101 species at risk.

 

Source: Environment Canada