Pointe de St-Vallier (Photo by Claude Duchaîne)

Pointe de St-Vallier (Photo by Claude Duchaîne)

The Nature Conservancy of Canada welcomes the conservation investment presented in Quebec's provincial budget

March 30, 2017
Montreal, Quebec


The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) applauds the Government of Quebec for its $15-million contribution, which will improve the province’s protected areas network on privately owned lands.

Over the next three years, NCC will match this investment with other funds, including those under the Government of Canada’s Natural Areas Conservation Program.

The Nature Conservancy of Canada is pleased to have been entrusted with this investment. NCC looks forward to building on existing partnerships with other conservation organizations involved in the protection of natural habitat on private lands. This will make an impact across the province in preserving more special areas.

NCC looks forward to celebrating Quebec’s commitment to conservation with the Minister of Sustainable Development, Environment and Climate Change, David Heurtel, and other conservation groups.

"The Nature Conservancy Canada is pleased to continue important collaboration with conservation partners to protect our country’s rich biodiversity. Investing in conservation means investing in a green economy and in regional development," says Nathalie Zinger, vice-president of the Nature Conservancy of Canada in Quebec.

"We are pleased to be entrusted with the implementation of these funds, which will provide a concrete example of what collaborative conservation work can be."


The Nature Conservancy of Canada is Quebec and Canada’s leading not-for-profit private land conservation organization, working to protect our most important natural areas and the plants and animals they sustain. Since 1962, NCC has helped protect more than 1.1 million hectares (2.8 million acres) across the country, including 40,000 hectares (98,840 acres) in Quebec. It is by protecting and managing these natural environments that they can be made accessible to our current generation and those to come. Between 2002 and 2015, NCC was able to invest, with its partners, $108 million for the protection and enhancement of natural environments in southern Quebec. This has helped to protect 35,000 hectares (more than 86,500 acres), half of which are in close cooperation with the Government of Quebec. To learn more, visit natureconservancy.ca.

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Media Contact:

Elizabeth Sbaglia
Communications Manager, Quebec Region
Nature Conservancy of Canada
514-876-1606 x6240

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