Grand Marais de Bristol, Outaouais, QC (Photo by Mike Dembeck)

Grand Marais de Bristol, Outaouais, QC (Photo by Mike Dembeck)

The Partenariat pour les milieux naturels project

Île aux Cerfeuils, Hochelaga Archipelago (Photo by Martin Beaulieu)

Île aux Cerfeuils, Hochelaga Archipelago (Photo by Martin Beaulieu)

A major conservation investment by the Government of Quebec

The Partenariat pour les milieux naturels project (PPMN) is a co-funding agreement established between the Ministere de l'Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques (MELCC) and the Nature Conservancy of Canada's (NCC's) Quebec Region from 2020 to 2024. The PPMN aims to develop the network of protected areas located on private land through protection and knowledge acquisition activities, the establishment of nature reserves and the enhancement of natural environments.

The $53-million contribution from the MELCC is available to all conservation organizations in Quebec. The PPMN will support initiatives to ensure the protection of natural environments of interest and the stewardship of protected areas in the south of the province.

NCC and the organizations benefiting from this financial assistance will implement projects that fulfill the four components of the PPMN:

  • A protection component, which aims to provide financial support for projects to secure and protect natural environments. The majority of the government grant will be used to fund this component;
  • A knowledge component, focused on developing conservation knowledge and raising awareness of the importance of conserving natural environments of interest;
  • A nature reserve component, which provides financial support to landowners wishing to have a nature reserve recognized under the Natural Heritage Conservation Act;
  • A stewardship component, contributing in particular to activities that enhance or restore natural environments protected by conservation organizations.

The Partenariat pour les milieux naturels project celebrates its second year!

Thanks to our partners, affiliated members and the generosity of individuals, landowners and businesses, the second year of the Project de partenariat pour les milieux naturels has already resulted in major advances in conservation. 

At a glance:

  • 103 acquisition projects completed by 23 partner organizations;
  • habitat protected for 49 species at risk; and
  • more than 8,000 hectares protected in southern Quebec.

Read the complete report here or the PDF version here.  (French only)

A funds-matching challenge that everyone can join

The PPMN is a an equal-share (1:1) co-investment agreement. The Quebec government's contribution must be matched by at least an equivalent amount from other sources. In total, between 2020 and 2024 the PPMN will support funding for over $100 million dollars’ worth of natural environment conservation activities.

The PPMN creates a significant leverage effect that will help secure other federal contributions in Quebec and stimulate the participation of private donors.

As a result, NCC is appealing to the generosity of philanthropists — individuals, foundations, corporations and others — to double the Government of Quebec's contribution. Private sector participation is essential to the protection of more extensive, ecologically rich spaces.


Gouvernement du Québec

Nature Action Québec   Appalachian Corridor    Fondation de la faune du Québec    Ducks Unlimited Canada


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