A larger protected territory for the chorus frog in Longueuil
The chorus frog is an endangered species, protected by federal law.
A greater part of the Boisé Fonrouge in Longueuil – habitat, among others, of the chorus frog of West – is now protected. Nature-Action Québec (NAQ) has added 1,140 square meters to its properties in the wooded area, bringing the protected area to 2.27 hectares out of a total of approximately 47 hectares.
In the Boisé Fonrouge, we find tree swamps and marshes, as well as forest environments. It is an important breeding environment for the chorus frog, a threatened species that has been protected since November 2021 by a federal government decree to prevent the loss or degradation of its habitat in Longueuil.
This property has many wetlands that it is important to preserve since they offer us multiple ecological services, especially since they are located in an urbanized environment, said in a press release the Quebec Minister of the Environment, the Fight Against Climate Change, Wildlife and Parks, Benoit Charette.
The Fonrouge woods is a green corridor with the Roberval and Du Tremblay woods.
A small amphibian averaging 2.5 cm in height, the chorus frog is distinguished by its greenish skin, three dorsal lines (or sometimes dots) and a black lateral line visible on its flanks that extends from the muzzle to the groin. (source: Nature-Action Québec)
It was effective consultation between NAQ and the City of Longueuil that led to the protection of this natural environment, underlines the Director of Conservation of Nature-Action Québec, Romy Bazo.
The transaction was carried out as part of the Nature Conservancy of Canada's (NCC) Natural Environments Partnership Project, for which the Government of Quebec is providing a grant of more than $53 million over four years.