Reptile and amphibian recovery and education (R.A.R.E)
Thousand Islands National Park is home to 31 species of reptile and amphibians, ten of which are at risk. This includes five turtle species! Based on this incredible diversity the Thousand Islands region, including Thousand Islands National Park, was recognized as a Nationally Important Amphibian and Reptile Area (IMPARA) by the Canadian Herpetological Society.
The R.A.R.E project has been created to protect and recover populations of reptile and amphibians in and around Thousand Islands National Park. This is being achieved through egg incubation, ecopassage development, nest protection, habitat creation, and public education and outreach.