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Georgian Bay (Canada)

Georgian Bay (Canada)

GBBR aerial_John Sallinen The Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve comprises the largest island archipelago of the North American Great Lakes. It has a complex topography with an extensive shoreline along the many islands, deep coves, fiords, and river mouths. The resulting rich mosaics of forests, wetlands and rocky habitats and interconnections among them, serves to support and protect a high level of biodiversity - over 100 species of animals and plants that are considered to be species at risk in Canada or Ontario.

Declaration Date: 2004

Country: Canada

Surface Area: 347,269

Resident population: 20,000

Contact: Rebecca Pollock    rpollock@gbbr.ca

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