At 789 ha, the existing Baie de I’Isle-Verte National Wildlife Area and contiguous L’Isle-Verte Migratory Bird Sanctuary (379 ha) sit within a Ramsar Wetland of International Importance and two globally significant Important Bird Areas. This varied landscape of marshlands, riparian cliffs and tidal flats is home to globally exceptional numbers of migratory Snow Geese, Brant and Black-bellied Plovers, as well as 13 species at risk including Bobolink, Peregrine Falcon and Short-eared Owl. The offshore areas of Isle-Verte includes critical habitat for the threatened St Lawrence Estuary population of Beluga whale, and provides passage to other threatened species such as American Eel and Atlantic Sturgeon.

Photo Credit: IFAW Beluga Whales (CC BY-NC-2.0)