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

February 17: Les Cocagneries 2018

In collaboration with the Centre 50 of Cocagne and the parish committee, the Rural Community of Cocagne is organizing a series of 3 Old Fashion Community Suppers...

February 28: Preparing your Natural Funeral

🦋 Free workshop  🦋
Date: Wednesday February 28th, 2018

Time: 6:30PM to 8:30PM
Location: Centre 50 de Cocagne
(10 Villa St. - Cocagne NB)

Participants will learn about the basics of modern burial practices and natural alternatives, including... 

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The Pays de Cocagne in pictures

The Pays de Cocagne in pictures