Ojibway Prairie Complex Receives National Recognition
Monday July 11th, 2016
Posted at 7:57pm
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The Ojibway Prairie Complex and Greater Park Ecosystem has recently been designated as an ‘Important Amphibian and Reptile Area’ in Canada by the Canadian Herpetological Society.
The designation recognizes the key role of specific natural areas in providing habitats for some of Canada’s most endangered wildlife: reptiles and amphibians.
The designation carries no regulatory authority on its own, but is meant to raise awareness and generate additional stewardship and protection efforts for IMPARA sites.
A large proportion of snake, turtle, lizard, frog and salamander species in Canada are considered ‘at risk’ of disappearing from our country, and are therefore afforded protection by federal and/or provincial laws. Regardless, habitat loss and fragmentation remain serious threats to most protected species.
A short talk on the IMPARA programme and reptile and amphibian conservation in Canada, as well as an award presentation will occur on World Snake Day, July 16th 2016, at 11am at the Ojibway Nature Centre.