The savannas, forests and regenerating fields of Pelee Island currently make up almost 25 percent of the Islandís total area, giving a home to many species at risk that have long since vanished from the Ontario mainland. Today, many sites on the Island are still preserved because of the will of local residents and their inherent connection to the Islandís natural heritage. The tradition of conservation on Pelee Island has been illustrated by the local municipal government in their efforts to support natural heritage preservation. Alongside the Nature Conservancy of Canada, Ontario Parks, the Essex Region Conservation Authority, and Ontario Nature, the Township of Pelee and the residents of Pelee Island have been leaders in the field of habitat conservation making life better for both humans and wildlife.
Photo By Ethan Meleg