Investments in Parks Canada Centres at the Saguenay–St. Lawrence Marine Park (Page 1 of 3)
Posted on: July 5, 2018 10:48 am
Announcement regarding Saguenay–St. Lawrence Marine Park
Federal infrastructure and conservation and rehabilitation projects funding
Total investment: $6M
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Saguenay–St. Lawrence Marine Park
The Saguenay–St. Lawrence Marine Park covers 1 245 km2. It protects a marine environment of exceptional animal and plant biodiversity. Famous for its beautiful landscape, it is also one of the best places in the world for whale watching. To believe it, you truly have to experience it. The Marine Environment Discovery Centre and the Cap-de-Bon-Désir and Pointe-Noire Interpretation and Observation Centre offer a wide range of activities and stunning views on the St. Lawrence Estuary and the mouth of the Saguenay Fjord.
Investments in conservation and rehabilitation ($2.8M)
Project name: Calming the waters
Project description: The beluga population in the St. Lawrence, an endangered species, is declining. Its critical habitat covers 77% of the Saguenay–St. Lawrence Marine Park’s territory. Concrete actions based on science will be implemented in collaboration with stakeholders in order to raise the level of protection of endangered whales, especially the St. Lawrence beluga whale. Efforts will be undertaken in order for the various types of navigation to generate the lowest possible disturbance for the marine mammals. These actions will benefit the beluga, but also other species, including the blue whale (endangered) and the fin whale (species of special concern). Education measures will also be implemented to engage visitors and the general public in marine mammal protection.