A beachside haven for wildlife
The piping plover is an endangered shorebird that relies on sand and pebble beaches for nesting.
Now this bird has a few more safe places to roost in the Magdalen Islands on the Havre-Aubert Island. This year, we protected 104 acres (42 hectares) here consisting of furrows, dunes and exceptional wetlands in the Havre-aux-Basques sector.
The property also boasts a number of rare species such as Magdalen islands juniper, red knot and short-eared owl.
We’ve collaborated with the local municipality to protect these fragile beachside habitats — also home to nesting Nelson’s sparrows and rusty blackbirds.