Long Point World Biosphere Reserve Foundation
Rehabilitation, Biodiversity, Reforestation
Port Rowan, Ontario
The Long Point World Biosphere Reserve Foundation is dedicated to conserving biodiversity, promoting sustainable communities, partnering in research, monitoring, outreach and education.
The Long Point Biosphere works on several projects that help people to live in harmony with nature. One example is the Long Point Causeway Improvement Project – a project that involves installing fencing and wildlife passages under the busy road that connects a cottage community in Long Point with the main land (known as the fourth deadliest road for turtles in North America). The wildlife passages allow turtles, snakes, frogs and other animals to safely travel from the Long Point Inner Bay to the Big Creek Marsh – a natural migration path for many species.
Since the Project began in 2007, road mortality of reptiles was reduced by more than 50 per cent. So far more than four kilometers of barrier fencing and three wildlife culverts have been installed. Nine more wildlife culverts are planned.