92 The size in hectares

Canadian Geographic - - WILDLIFE -

of a new fed­er­ally pro­tected area on Isle-aux-grues, a small is­land in the St. Lawrence River about 80 kilo­me­tres east of Que­bec City. The is­land is home to a num­ber of at-risk an­i­mal and plant species, in­clud­ing the bobolink, a bird threat­ened in all 10 prov­inces, and Vic­torin’s gen­tian, a threat­ened plant that can only be found in Que­bec’s por­tion of the St. Lawrence River es­tu­ary.

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