Let's take care of our land of plenty!

The Pays de Cocagne Sustainable Development Group's (PCSDG) mission is to engage citizen participation towards the sustainability of Cocagne watershed communities
Through the PCSDG’s previous projects, we gathered resources identifying hundreds of species of fauna and flora living in the Cocagne watershed, including birds, crustaceans, fish, insects, and plants. With the help of several key participants in the community, nature lovers and enthusiasts, we now understand the rich biodiversity the Cocagne watershed houses. We also have a picture of the habitats dependent on this rich resource. As part of the CORRIDORS project, we’ll collaborate with citizens of the watershed to establish corridors that will make it possible to create links between different wildlife habitats.

The fragmentation of habitats contributes to the decline of biodiversity as vegetation patches are reduced and become increasingly isolated. The loss of this connectivity in habitats leads to a break in environmental processes, such as various species’ migration, dispersion, recycling of nutrients and plant pollination. Since the disruption of landscape is historical (housing, commercial or industrial developments for example), the natural succession of habitats is limited and natural shelters become less common within these disrupted environments. Mature forests, snags and tall trees are rare, and dead trees are important for many bird, bat, owl, small mammal, snake, and invertebrate species. Corridors play a key role in the conservation of biodiversity, but cannot fully compensate for the loss of habitat caused by the fragmentation of natural landscapes. Therefore, adding a framework for wildlife (e.g. birdhouses) is important to help improve connectivity between habitats.

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According to WWF-Canada, establishing corridors is a sustainable approach to ensuring connectivity between wildlife habitats that have been fragmented by human activity. Creating corridors can not only help build habitats for birds and insects that depend on a diversity of flora, but it can also serve as soil stabilisation by reducing bank erosion, by adding a buffer zone to reduce the impact of floods and by ensuring the filtration of runoff waters. With the CORRIDORS project, we will help citizens to recognize habitat corridors and give them the tools to preserve biodiversity in the Cocagne watershed.

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Upcoming activities

November 25th: Cocagne 250th Closing ceremonies

Club du Village - 7:00 pm

To end the year in style, we will present you a recap of Year 2017 in pictures and anecdotes. The official closure of the 250th celebrations will be pronounced by Cocagne 250 President, Mr. Jean Gauvin, and we will complete the evening with a big thank you party for our volunteers, who made these celebrations possible.

Free admission
Info : 506 576-2202, www.cocagne.ca

November 29th: Environmental Changes: The Story of our Communities: ARTisticc Project Results' Presentation

(Adaptation Research : a Trans-disciplinary, Transitional Community and policy-centred approach to Climate Change)
Centre 50 de Cocagne - 6:30 PM

Following this summer's ARTisticc project meeting of international delegates in Cocagne, a public presentation will be held Wednesday, November 29th, to share some of the results of the project.

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The Pays de Cocagne in pictures

The Pays de Cocagne in pictures