Pointe Saint-Pierre, Gaspé Peninsula, Quebec (Photo by mlheureuxroy)

Pointe Saint-Pierre, Gaspé Peninsula, Quebec (Photo by mlheureuxroy)

Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine

  • Pointe Verte, QC (Photo by Pierre Veillette)
    Point St. Peter

    Point St. Peter forms the easternmost point of the Gaspé Peninsula. Located halfway between the towns of Gaspé and Percé, Point St. Peter is comprised of meadows, forests and 10-metre cliffs along the shorelines of the Gaspé coast.
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  • Malbaie River property, QC (Photo by Mike Dembeck)
    TD Forests: Malbaie River property

    Nestled between the towns of Gaspé and Percé lies a protected haven for Atlantic salmon — a species of special concern — and stands of mixed forests in which many species of mammals and birds live.
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  • Harlequin duck (Photo by C. Chevalier)
    The treasures of coastal habitats

    For more than 15 years, NCC has ensured the long-term protection of exceptional natural sites throughout the Gaspé Coastal Habitats Natural Area, more specifically in the Pointe Saint-Pierre and Malbaie Salt Marsh areas.
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  • Barachois, Gaspé Peninsula (photo by CNC)
    The Malbaie Salt Marsh: An exceptional diversity of habitats

    Salt marshes are key features of the Gaspé landscape. The varying salinity resulting from this mixing is responsible for the salt marsh’s diversity of habitats.
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  • Atlantic salmon are an anadromous species, migrating from salt water to fresh water to spawn. (Photo by Hans-Petter Fjeld)
    Malbaie Salt Marsh sandbar: A conservation success with upstream effects

    Along the Gaspé Peninsula, the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) protects a property located in a lagoon and on a sandbar that separate the Malbaie Salt Marsh from the Gulf of St. Lawrence, in the town of Barachois, near Percé. This 91-acre (37 hectare) property, including two kilometres of shoreline, represents vital habitat for 200 bird species that use the Malbaie Salt Marsh for feeding and nesting.
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  • Piping plover (Photo by Natural Resources Canada)
    The Magdalen Islands

    The Nature Conservancy of Canada has been protecting the Magdalen Islands’ fragile habitats for almost 20 years. NCC is currently working in the areas of Havre-aux-Basques and the Pointe de l’Est.
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  • Maison LeGros, Point St. Peter, Gaspé Peninsula (Photo by NCC)
    LeGros House: Jersey legacy lives on in the Gaspé

    Dating from the end of the 19th century, the building is a testament to the little-known history that shaped Pointe Saint-Pierre as we know it today. The Nature Conservancy of Canada acquired this house in 2007, as well as the surrounding property; also owned by the LeGros family.
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