The Long Point World Biosphere Reserve Foundation is dedicated to conserving biodiversity; promoting sustainable communities; and partnering in research, monitoring, outreach and education.
About LONG POINT WORLD BIOSPHERE RESERVE FOUNDATION
The Long Point area, comprising 26,250 hectares, was designated as a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in April, 1986, the third to be named in Canada and one of 15 biosphere reserves found in this country today. It provides an example of the Great Lakes coastal ecosystem and a unique blend of habitats. Its delicate dunes and marshes teem with songbirds, spawning fish, turtles and frogs.
The Long Point World Biosphere Reserve Foundation promotes research, monitoring, community outreach and education, partnerships, and projects that support the goals of biodiversity, conservation and sustainable communities in the Long Point World Biosphere Reserve. We exchange information and work collaboratively with the Canadian Biosphere Reserves Association and other biosphere reserves in Canada and internationally. Our UNESCO/MAB Biosphere Reserve designation does not bring with it any new authorities over lands, water or resources.