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Projects to Protect the Biodiversity of the St. Lawrence

Grass and rock formation along the St. Lawrence 

The primary threats to biodiversity arise from the transformation of ecosystems through woodland fragmentation and wetland destruction, the spread of invasive exotic species and climate change, and these factors also contribute to ocean acidification, coastline erosion and extreme meteorological events. The resulting damage typically occurs in the form of habitat loss, degradation of ecosystem services, reduced species abundance or changes in species distribution.

In light of this, the governments of Canada and Quebec have agreed on the necessity of maintaining their efforts to develop integrative tools to assist in responding in a coordinated manner to existing and emerging problems.

Their activities in this regard are guided by three orientations, each associated with specific objectives and projects.

To complement the work being undertaken by governments, non-governmental organizations and non-profit organizations are encouraged to take action by presenting a project supported by their community under the Community Interaction Program.


Government of Canada

  • Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
  • Environment and Climate Change Canada
  • Fisheries and Oceans Canada
  • Parks Canada Agency

Government of Quebec

  • Ministère de l’Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l’Alimentation
  • Ministère du Développement durable, de l‘Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques
  • Ministère des Ressources naturelles et de la Faune