The origins of Nature-Action Québec (NAQ) date back to 1986, when a handful of residents of the South Shore of Montreal were concerned about the spread of pesticides in residential areas and their potential health effects. They decide to take action and change things. These modest beginnings did not predict the growth and influence that NAQ is experiencing today.
NAQ has evolved into its current form: a large-scale social economy enterprise that shapes and executes transition projects in more than 100 communities with 350 projects annually. Faced with the climate emergency that is shaking our planet, we now realize that it is time to act for the good of the communities of today and tomorrow. Our mission is to guide people and organizations in the application of good environmental practices.
Whether through conservation of natural environments in perpetuity, environmental restoration of degraded environments, awareness, territorial planning, sustainable development, project management, environmental municipal programs and infrastructure, education or communication, Nature-Action Québec puts its expertise at the service of nature for more than 35 years now and makes a real difference in the environment.
Our vision is :
“By diversifying and consolidating our partnerships, collaborations and areas of expertise, we are supporting cities, organizations and private owners towards better environmental practices. Thanks to the quality of our projects and effective communication, we are recognized in Quebec as a reference that innovates in several environmental spheres.”
The success of NAQ is based on the strength of its team of more than 100 professionals dedicated to environmental protection. Experts, managers and technicians who possess enviable skills in various sectors of activity and who have chosen to work in an organization whose values and commitment they share.
- $125 million invested in environmental protection since 1987
- 12,000 hectares of protected natural environments
- 350 environmental projects completed each year
- 20,000 metric tonnes recovered annually from ecocentres
How your gift will be used
The acquisition of natural environments is one of the options proposed by Nature-Action Québec as part of its conservation strategy. Together, we can ensure the protection of natural environments throughout the province of Quebec.
The goal is to provide people with the means to protect natural environments that have a high ecological value, in order to improve our quality of life.
The acquisition and conservation of natural environments enables the preservation of sites of high ecological value. This ensures the protection of exceptional forest ecosystems and wetlands, which are important wildlife habitats for several species at risk or at risk. When acquiring land, NAQ therefore ensures the long-term protection of biodiversity.
- 1,100 ha protected in perpetuity
- 60 protected properties
- More than 500 protected wildlife and floristic species
- 12 private nature reserves (RNMP), covering an area of 501.32 hectares
- More than 300 ha awaiting recognition as a network of protected natural environments (NMR)
- More than 100 partners
By protecting natural environments in perpetuity, NAQ ensures that future generations will in turn benefit from these benefits.