Key Biodiversity Areas
Canada's critical places for nature
only lay 1 egg a season, and both parents take turns incubating the egg and looking after the chick!
is a threatened plant endemic to scattered sites on southern Vancouver Island and Gulf Islands!
is a rare wildflower that is only found along the rocky banks of creeks in the Yukon and Alaska!
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KBAs are important for wildlife and nature to survive – and thrive. Found across land, freshwater, and marine environments, KBAs are special areas that support rare and threatened species and ecosystems, and key natural processes.
Want to contribute to the conservation and stewardship of a KBA near you? Find ways you can help on our Volunteer page.
This KBA is the southernmost accessible point of Nova Scotia and represents an important stopping point for many bird species making their spring and fall migrations, especially shorebirds!