ST. PETERS HARBOUR, PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND, - A 40-kilometre beach along Prince Edward Island's north shore that's home to an endangered bird species has been protected by the Nature Conservancy of Canada.
The 14 hectares of land in St. Peters Harbour that borders the Gulf of Saint Lawrence was donated by the MacEwen family in memory of Errol A. MacEwen.
The harbour is a nesting site for the endangered piping plover, but is also home to the osprey, bald eagle, black-bellied plover and sanderlings, among many other species.
The Nature Conservancy of Canada says the protected area also contains a public beach area, as well as woodland and wetland habitats.
The group says an additional $50,000 was raised to cover long-term management costs.