Partners are those individuals and organizations who wish to support particular objectives and initiatives of SSJI as part of the larger coalition to protect the South Shore Important Bird and Biodiversity Area. Partners include:


The Alliance to Protect Prince Edward County is committed to energy conservation and the development of responsible alternative forms of energy that preserve the unique historical, cultural, agricultural and rural character of the County and the natural beauty of its landscape.


Birds Canada is a non-profit, charitable organization built on the enthusiastic contributions of thousands
of caring members and volunteer Citizen Scientists. Our mission is to conserve wild birds through sound
science, on-the-ground actions, innovative partnerships, public engagement, and science-based advocacy.


The Hastings Prince Edward Land Trust is a volunteer-run organization that encourages people to work cooperatively to conserve the natural and cultural heritage of the community. In addition to promoting good land conservation practices, the Trust also promotes scientific research, educational and social activities. HPELT’s long-term goal is to manage the land in a sustainable way. HPELT is a member of the Canadian and Ontario Land Trust Alliances and is certified by Environment Canada to receive Ecological Gifts.


The Kingston Field Naturalists (KFN) is a nature club and charitable organization, active since 1949. Its
objectives are the preservation of wildlife and natural habitats, and the stimulation of people’s interest in nature.


Nature Canada is one of the oldest national nature conservation charities in Canada. For 80 years, Nature
Canada has helped protect over 110 million acres of parks and wildlife areas in Canada and countless
species. Today, Nature Canada represents a network of over 100,000 members and supporters and more
than 800 nature organizations.

Ontario Nature is a conservation organization that protects wild species and spaces through conservation, education and public engagement. Ontario Nature represents more than 30,000 members and supporters, and more than 150 member groups from across Ontario.



The Prince Edward County Field Naturalists, founded in 1997, is an affiliate of Ontario Nature. It
provides an educational forum dedicated to the study, promotion, appreciation and conservation of the flora and fauna within Prince Edward County.

Prince Edward Point Bird Observatory is a registered charity with a mandate to monitor, report on and promote analysis of bird migration along PEC South Shore, and to act as official caretaker of the South Shore IBA.


The Quinte Field Naturalists Association, an affiliate of Ontario Nature (formerly Federation of Ontario
Naturalists) is a non-profit
organization sponsoring nature education, conservation and research. It was founded in 1949 and incorporated in 1990 and encompasses the counties of Hastings and Prince Edward.