Founded in 1981, Nature Québec is a national non-profit organization working for the conservation of natural ecosystems and the sustainable use of resources.
Supported by a network of scientists, our team leads projects and campaigns around 4 areas: biodiversity, forest, energy and climate, and urban environment.
The organization has over 145,000 members and supporters, 30 affiliated groups and is a member of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
Nature Québec promotes civic engagement, intervenes in the public debate, informs, raises awareness and carries out projects so that our society:
- Values biodiversity
- Protects natural environments and species
- Promotes contact with nature
- Use resources sustainably
Across the province, Nature Québec raises awareness, mobilizes and acts to build a just society with a low ecological footprint, in solidarity with the rest of the planet. The organization takes action so collectivities, in cities or in the countryside, love and protect nature, and recognize its undeniable importance for their well-being and development.
From the blocking of the Energie East pipeline to the closure of Gentilly-2, the protection of chorus frogs, caribou and belugas, the abandonment of oil prospection on Anticosti island and the rejection of the GNL Québec project, Nature Québec has supported hundreds of environmental and civic battles since its creation.
Nature Québec collaborates with dozens of scientific experts to publish reports for public consultations on current environmental issues. Nature Québec also offers educative activities and conferences and works on a multitude of field projects across the province.
Amongst others, our team works to create and enhance a network of protected areas, to document and halt the decline of endangered species, to promote good forestry practices, to research on wildlife habitats in collaboration with indigenous communities, to keep a watch on energy and climate strategies, to promote local renewable energies, to fight against nature deficit, and more!