The UNESCO-designated Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve is the world's largest freshwater archipelago. Also known as the 30,000 Islands, the region travels along the eastern coast of Georgian Bay from Port Severn to the French River and stretches 347,000 hectares. The protected area is home to over 1,000 distinct habitat types for several rare species. 

If you're looking for ways to experience the Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve, visit Amazing Places of Georgian Bay for a list of must-see destinations, including Fairy Lake, Christian Beach and Living Edge Trail. 

Why conserve biodiversity

All species depend on each other to survive. This means that threatened or endangered species can put the survival of species that rely on them at risk. By conserving biodiversity, we can help:

  • Reduce disruptions in the food chain and habitats
  • Safeguard our health, communities and economy
  • Protect and recover species at risk

Threats to biodiversity

A lot of biodiversity is lost because of human actions. Plants, animals and their habitats face threats from:

  • Habitat loss
  • Invasive species
  • Population growth
  • Pollution
  • Unsustainable use of natural resources
  • Climate change

How you can help

We have a shared responsibility to conserve biodiversity in order to maintain our quality of life, now and in the future. To reduce your ecological footprint, you can:

  • Carpool

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