Canada Nature Fund for Aquatic Species at Risk - Projects in Quebec
The Government of Canada takes action to protect aquatic species at risk in Quebec
The Canada Nature Fund for Aquatic Species at Risk, providing $55 million over five years, supports a new approach to conserving aquatic species at risk, through targeted federal investments. These investments are intended to support the protection efforts of all partners in the community, and to support the ability of Indigenous to conserve ecosystems and aquatic species in Quebec and Canada.
In Quebec, three projects will receive significant overall funding of more than $3.5 million from the federal government.
The St. Lawrence Lowlands: priority area
- The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) will receive $1,465,226 over four years to improve habitats for aquatic species at risk in the St. Lawrence Lowlands.
- The Fédération de l’Union des producteurs agricoles de la Montérégie will receive $707,015 over four years to help reduce the input of nutrients and pesticides from agriculture into the waterways within the range of the Copper Redhorse.
Priority threat: acoustic and physical disturbances
- The Group for Research and Education on Marine Mammals (GREMM) will receive $1,362,050 over four years to minimize physical and acoustic disturbance to belugas, blue whales, right whales, and fin whales.
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