The Partenariat pour les milieux naturels project
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.
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.
Learn more about the projects funded by the PPMN
- An additional 196 hectares (484 acres) protected in the Outaouais for the benefit of wetlands and their standard-bearer: the frog
- New site to welcome public at the upper marshes of Île aux Grues
- My best-behaved neighbour lives in my backyard... and it's a turtle!
- Pristine island added to protected lands in the Eastern Townships
- Thor Vikström donates Laval island to conservation group
- Conservation group protects five islets on the Richelieu River
- Wildlife crossing under Route 117 completed
- Montérégie family contributes forest to conservation
- From hatching to mating: The Nature Conservancy of Canada protects the wood turtle’s life cycle
- Discover the dunes and forest of the Malbaie Salt Marsh sandbar
- The Nature Conservancy of Canada expands area devoted to nature
- Keep Kenauk Wild
- The Nature Conservancy of Canada cuts trees to protect an at-risk plant in the Montérégie
- New boardwalks for outdoor enthusiasts and for nature at the Alfred-Kelly Nature Reserve
- 200 hectares of forest and trails protected on the southern flank of the Sutton Mountains
- A new area in Centre-du-Québec and Chaudière-Appalaches protected by the Nature Conservancy of Canada
- An island on Lake Memphremagog has a guardian angel
- The upper marshes of Île aux Grues
- The Forillon peninsula ecological corridor
- Baie des Chaleurs: Home to a very rare butterfly
- Spiny softshell turtle habitat conservation
- The star of the wetlands expands its kingdom in the Outaouais
- Thor Vikström, custodian of the Vikström Island natural sanctuary
- A land of sharing and diversity
- From snowmobiles to a nature reserve: the Bombardier family donates land
- Expanding “the green lung of the Outaouais”
- A threatened species’ haven, discovered in 1994, is now protected
- NCC protects a rare dune plant in the Montérégie: forked three-awned grass
- Connecting the dots along a vast ecological corridor