Largest wildlife preserve in Quebec planned for the Outaouais

By CBC News Ottawa, July 15, 2019

A 29-kilometre stretch along the Ottawa River in western Quebec could soon be transformed into a vast wildlife preserve, protecting the habitats of dozens of threatened and vulnerable animals.

Quebec's ministry of forests, wildlife and parks, which has been working on the project for decades, says it wants to accelerate the process to establish what may be the largest preserve of its kind in the province.

There are more than 31 animals classified as threatened, vulnerable or likely to become so living in the wetlands along the river between McLaurin Bay in eastern Gatineau, Que., and Plaisance National Park in Thurso, Que.

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