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

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

Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine

  • Maritime ringlet (Photo by NCC)
    Baie des Chaleurs: Home to a very rare butterfly

    The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is protecting a three-hectare (seven-acre) property on the Baie des Chaleurs in the Gaspé Peninsula.

  • Forillon Corridor, Gaspé Peninsula (Photo by NCC)
    The Forillon peninsula ecological corridor

    Located on the tip of Gaspésie, the Forillon peninsula ecological corridor forest zone connects Forillon National Park and the public forest lands further west. A natural passage, the ecological corridor allows wildlife to move and plants to disperse. As a result, it ensures good connectivity between the lands of the region.

  • Pointe Saint-Pierre, Gaspé Peninsula, QC (Photo by NCC)
    Pointe Saint-Pierre

    Pointe Saint-Pierre forms the easternmost point of the Gaspé Peninsula. Located halfway between the towns of Gaspé and Percé, pointe Saint-Pierre features meadows, forests and 10-metre-high cliffs along the shorelines of the Gaspé coast. These unique ecosystems provide habitat for many different species of mammals and birds.

  • Malbaie River property, QC (Photo by Mike Dembeck)
    TD Forests: Malbaie River property

    The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) has conserved 412 hectares (1,020 acres) along the banks and in the watershed of the Malbaie River, between the towns of Gaspé and Percé. Due to its close proximity to the Gulf of Saint Lawrence, this area boasts a rich biodiversity of species on its land and in its waters

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • LeGros House, Pointe Saint-Pierre, 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, which was also owned by the LeGros family.

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