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Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve

Town: Parry Sound

Ontario Nature Region: Huronia

Designated by UNESCO in 2004, the Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve (GBBR) is an area of 347,000 hectares that stretches 200 km along the eastern coast from Port Severn to the French River, in the world's largest freshwater archipelago, also known as the 30,000 Islands. The unique geography and geology of the area create more than 1,000 distinct habitat types which support a variety of rare species, including plants, mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians. Visitors can explore a mosaic of open waters, sheltered bays, coastal wetlands, exposed bedrock shores, sand and cobble beaches, riparian vegetation and upland forests.

Established in 1998, the Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve Inc. is a non-profit community organization comprised of volunteers from various walks of life with a common purpose. At GBBR Inc. we are guided by the core values of a shared Georgian Bay Feeling and Integrity, Respect, Innovation, Knowledge, and Cooperation. Our mission is to facilitate cooperative action in support of the conservation of biodiversity and sustainable development through education and public outreach that will foster a shared responsibility for the Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve for the next seven generations.

For more information, please visit www.gbbr.ca.

For more information please contact Ontario Nature at 1-800-440-2366 or info@ontarionature.org.

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