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The Marine Park

turns 20!

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The Marine Park turns 20!

Over the last 20 years, we have made extraordinary achievements: more than 120 research and monitoring projects; a unique regulation governing marine activities to protect marine mammals; and various protective measures to reduce the risk of collisions and disturbances of whales, a Discovery Network of twenty or so terrestrial sites in the four regions bordering the park and a collaboration between several stakeholders saw the birth of the Eco-Whale Alliance, which promotes better practices.
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Time to celebrate!

On September 15, several activities will take place in Tadoussac to celebrate the Marine Park’s 20th anniversary with indigenous communities, residents and visitors, starringart, history, nature and culture! Click here to see the program and get more details on our Facebook page.

Bioblitz September 15th!

Interested in contributing to marine species research? Your participation in this citizen science activity will allow you to make amazing discoveries of biodiversity in the Marine Park!

  • At the Marine Environment Discovery Centre
    Close-up on the St. Lawrence’s tiniest residents! A fun activity for the whole family! Observe, identify and catalogue the micro-organisms that inhabit the park. Share your observations using the iNaturalist app. More details here!

 

  • At Baie-Éternité
    Open your eyes and ears! Will you be able to detect the Park’s rarest bird? Help our naturalists enrich the Fjord’s family album of avian fauna. Share your observations using the ibirds app.
    More details here! (link available in French only)

Scientific Symposium October 17-18-19

At the Hôtel Tadoussac, the Saguenay–St. Lawrence Marine Park welcomes Mr. Daniel Pauly, professor at the Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. Hosted by France Beaudoin of  la Semaine verte (Radio-Canada), the symposium offers a series of scientific conferences on the understanding of marine protected areas in Quebec and Canada, and the issues and challenges facing them.
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Season of shoreline cleanups

What better than a clean shore to offer the Marine Park as a gift for its 20th anniversary? Individually or collectively, citizens, schools and community groups are invited to share pictures of their cleanup efforts on the Marine Park Facebook event page using the hashtag #CleanMarinePark!
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20th anniversary photo exhibition

An exhibition of 13 portraits showcasing a journey through the centuries in the heart of a unique marine environment where more than 1600 species cohabitate and where humans and the sea have coexisted for more than 8000 years. Throughout the summer, the exhibition will be presented in various bistros, museums and interpretation centers in the Saguenay–St. Lawrence Marine Park region.

A Marine Park edition of Le Naturaliste canadien

Since 1868, the scientific journal Le Naturaliste canadien has been disseminating knowledge, in French, about the themes of nature and the environment in North America. The June 2018 edition will be dedicated to the theme of understanding of and research conducted in the Marine Park.
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PROGRAM OF EVENTS

A Diverse Program of Events

Discover the activities that the Saguenay–St. Lawrence Marine Park and its partners have prepared for you to mark the 20th anniversary of the creation of this marine protected area. You can find us at local and regional community events throughout the summer season. You are invited to enjoy the beautiful season, admire the marine environment, discover its rich diversity and participate in the many activities offered.

Photo exhibition at the Marine Environment Discovery Center

JULY 1 to OCTOBER 8
Take a journey through the Marine Park’s history with this traveling photo exhibition.
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Photo exhibition at the Pavillon de la Montagne

AUGUST 30 to SEPTEMBER 27
Take a journey through the Marine Park’s history with this traveling photo exhibition.
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Photo exhibition at the Centre de découverte Le Béluga

SEPTEMBER 8 to OCTOBER 28
Take a journey through the Marine Park’s history with this traveling photo exhibition.
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Time to celebrate!

SEPTEMBER 15
On September 15, several activities will take place in Tadoussac to celebrate with indigenous communities, residents and visitors! Starring art, history, nature and culture!
Learn more

Marine Park Bioblitz

SEPTEMBER 15
Interested in contributing to marine species research? Your participation in this citizen science activity will allow you to make amazing discoveries of biodiversity in the Marine Park!
Learn more

Photo exhibition at the Hôtel Tadoussac

SEPTEMBER 28 to OCTOBER 25
Take a journey through the Marine Park’s history with this traveling photo exhibition.
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Symposium provincial des villages en couleurs

OCTOBER 5-6-7
On the menu of this colorful event: a conference and a kiosk to celebrate the Marine Park's 20th!
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Symposium d'art contemporain de Rivière-Éternité

OCTOBER 5-6-7
Come meet us at our booth on October 7, situated at the church of Baie-Éternité!
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Scientific Symposium

OCTOBER 17-18-19
Thirty years after the International Forum for the Future of the Beluga, what are the perspectives for the animal that led to the creation of the Marine Park?
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