The funds will help the conservation of wildlife species in precarious situations
In continuity with its 2021-2022 budget commitment to invest $12.2 million in the protection of wildlife capital, the Quebec government is granting a grant of $3 million to the Fondation de la faune du Québec for the conservation of wildlife species in precarious situations and their habitats. This financial support, announced by the Minister of Forests, Wildlife and Parks and the Minister responsible for the Abitibi-Témiscamingue region and the Nord-du-Québec region, Mr. Pierre Dufour, is planned for five years. , i.e. until 2026.
Responsible for wildlife species in a precarious situation and their habitats, the Ministère des Forêts, de la Faune et des Parcs has developed close partnerships with third parties, including the Foundation. Its fruitful collaboration with the Foundation has also proven itself within the framework of a first agreement which was in effect from 2018 to 2021. The grant awarded will make it possible to continue this collaboration and is part of the implementation of national and international commitments to protect biodiversity in Quebec.
In concrete terms, the sums paid will be used to finance activities or projects eligible for conservation programs managed by the Foundation. Among these programs are:
- “Endangered Wildlife”;
- “Enhancement of biodiversity in the agricultural environment”;
- any other program of the Foundation which makes it possible to achieve the objectives pursued.
“The great success of our partnership with the Foundation over the past few years naturally leads me today to renew this collaboration, for the benefit of the conservation of wildlife species in a precarious situation and their habitats. With this new agreement, we will continue to unite our efforts and offer additional levers to community stakeholders to better protect Quebec’s wildlife capital and our precious biodiversity.” Said, Pierre Dufour, Minister of Forests, Wildlife and Parks and Minister responsible for the Abitibi-Témiscamingue region and the Nord-du-Québec region
The term “species in a precarious situation” includes species that are threatened, vulnerable, likely to be designated as threatened or vulnerable, and candidates. To learn more about these species in Quebec, you can consult the Department‘s web page on this subject.
The Quebec Wildlife Foundation’s mission is to promote the conservation and enhancement of wildlife and its habitats. It is thanks to the contribution of more than one million hunters, fishers and trappers in Quebec, thousands of donors and many private companies that the Foundation has supported, since 1987, more than 2,000 organizations throughout Quebec, creating a real wildlife movement.