Exceptional Natural Environments Within an Urban Zone
Through this initiative which involves the city of Granby, several financial partners and many citizens, this conservation program encompasses three woodlands parks set in an urban environment.
Starting in the Boisés-Miner woodlands, many actions have been undertaken by the Zoo de Granby and its collaborators. These include flora and fauna inventories (birds, bats, amphibians, reptiles, land mammals), awareness raising programs, development of communication tools (interpretation panels, information guides, trail maps, nature workshops) monitoring the ecological integrity of the woodlands and their peripheral zone. In 2019, two new parcs, Terry-Fox and Sentier de la rivière, were joined to this initiative.
Vision for the future
The Zoo biologists hope to establish an action plan for managing invasive exotic plants, as they continue their inventories, awareness raising and citizen involvement actions.
The Zoo de Granby is recognized by its peers throughout Canada
At the Canada Accredited Zoos and Aquariums organization (CAZA) conference, held in Ottawa in September 2018, the work accomplished since 2014 by the Zoo de Granby to preserve and improve the Boisés-Miner was rewarded with the Peter Karsten In-situ Conservation Award.