Canada's Ocean, Freshwater & US

Malpeque Bay Salt Marsh
Location: Prince Edward Island
Approximate Area: 51 hectares
Date of Designation: 2016
Conservation Objectives

To protect a complex wetland ecosystem, which is also an important migratory area for waterfowl and shorebirds.


It is prohibited to disrupt or harm local wildlife or vegetation within the area.

Why (environmental context for protection)

Malpeque Bay is home to a diverse community of marine invertebrates, and plants such as eelgrass. It is an important nursery for shellfish, such as the eastern oyster. A considerable number of waterbirds feed in the bay, including the piping plover and the green-winged teal. Many seabirds also nest here, notably great blue herons, double-crested cormorants, and Canada geese.