POLITICS

Sale of licence plates in P.E.I. raises money for conservation fund

10/07/2014 12:31 EDT | Updated 12/07/2014 05:59 EST
CHARLOTTETOWN - Drivers in Prince Edward Island have raised more than $120,000 for wildlife protection by buying special licence plates featuring conservation themes.

Transportation Minister Robert Vessey says the most popular plate features a red fox.

He says about 5,000 fox plates were purchased, followed by 2,500 blue jay plates and 1,600 plates featuring geese.

Other plates sold featured trout and the lady's slipper, the provincial flower.

The plates went on sale in September 2013 for a $10 annual fee and the provincial government says all of that money goes to the Wildlife Conservation Fund.