NPCA adds 11 properties to list of national protected areas
The Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority has added 830 hectares of land to the list of national protected areas.
The NPCA says that they added 11 properties to the goal of protecting 30 percent of land across the country by 2030.
The properties include Beamer Memorial, Cave Springs, Humberstone Marsh, Lathrop, Louth, Morgan’s Point, Mountainview, Mud Lake, Wainfleet Wetlands, Willoughby Marsh and Woolverton.
Click HERE to listen to Eric Baldin from the NPCA discuss the effort on Niagara in the Morning
Baldin adds that the properties play a critical role in the conservation of the ecoregion and the species that live in it such as barn swallows, monarch butterflies and butternut trees.
Canada endorsed the goal, known as the 30 by 30 target, as part of the Global Biodiversity Framework at the United Nations Biodiversity Conference in Montreal last December.
To learn more about NPCA lands that are part of this submission, please visit https://npca.ca/parks-recreation/conservation-areas.
To learn more about the 30 by 30 target and the process, please visit ontarionature.org/protected-places.