The Aquarium du Québec Conservation Fund

Saving species!

Your purchases matters

There’s an incredible wealth of marine flora and fauna for you to share. Within the framework of its conservation and education mandate, Aquarium du Québec focuses its efforts on helping its visitors discover this fascinating and fragile world.

It is in this spirit of protection that the Aquarium du Québec Conservation Fund was created in 2005 in order to fund projects or organizations that work on behalf of marine flora and fauna. Let's take a closer look.

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Aquarium du Québec Stéphane Audet | © Sépaq

Why was this fund created?

"Let's protect what we love!” Above and beyond being a place where the entire family is entertained, Aquarium du Québec also has a clear role in educating and raising awareness among its faithful visitors.

When it was created in 2005, the Conservation Fund’s objectives included assisting a vast array of projects related to marine species and highlighting the importance of concrete and environmentally responsible actions for the protection of the planet. This sense of purpose is still relevant today, as the impacts of our actions on the environment are more tangible than ever before.

Concrete actions in a few words…

The actions undertaken thanks to our generous donors have enabled more than 20 organizations to receive a financial contribution as well as the human resources necessary for their operations.

Whether for the RQUMM (Québec network for marine mammal emergencies) call centre or concerning our participation in the GEERG (elasmobranch and the Greenland shark study group), all projects or research related to marine species are given due consideration. Another concrete example of our actions is the sponsorship of a Beluga whale named Aquabelle from the St. Lawrence River as part of the GREMM (marine mammal research and education group) Beluga project.

In short, whether the projects or research supported by the Aquarium du Québec Conservation Fund are based in Québec, Mexico, Alaska, or the Philippines, the main objective remains to help and support organizations working in marine environments directly affecting the species found therein.

Of course, let's not forget that Aquarium du Québec undertakes proactive research for the welfare of animals, as well as for conservation, for education, and for the safeguarding of our bodies of water.

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Aquarium du Québec Francis Bouchard | © Sépaq
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Aquarium du Québec Steve Deschênes | © Sépaq

How to do one's part?

There are already a number of ways to help us raise money for the Conservation Fund, including donations by visitors for food to feed the rays in the contact pool of the deep ocean; half the returns from VIP Animal Keeper for a Day packages that are donated to the Fund; and certain corporate bodies that kindly donate following the holding of their events.

If you would like to contribute in an even more concrete way, it is now possible to donate to the Aquarium du Québec Conservation Fund when you buy a product from our souvenir shop. You can round off your bill or simply donate the amount you want.

Don’t wait a second longer to give marine species your gift! They’ll be forever grateful!

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