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At the Ecomuseum zoo it’s cool to be cold-blooded!


Since its opening in 1988 the Saint-Lawrence Valley Natural History Society’s Ecomuseum zoo has developed considerable expertise in matters related to reptiles and amphibians in Québec. These fascinating and unfortunately misunderstood animals have the regrettable distinction of having more than half of their species threatened primarily by human activities.

Every year the Ecomuseum zoo is involved in scientific research projects, population censuses, monitoring activities and other conservation programs targeting these animals whose survival is important to us all. Our applied research projects in matters of conservation allow us to gain valuable knowledge necessary for the safeguard and protection of these species and their habitats.

In collaboration with its partners both public and private, the Ecomuseum zoo is making a difference in the recovery of endangered species in Québec. We invite you to discover our many projects resulting in concrete actions for conservation…

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The Ecomuseum zoo is very proud of the research and conservation projects it has undertaken right here in Québec. Our ongoing programs and those from years past, represent crucial steps in the protection of many endangered species. Read more.
The Atlas of Amphibians and Reptiles of Quebec (AARQ) program aims to establish the precise distribution of 38 species of amphibians and reptiles of Quebec in order to better protect each. Read more.
Around the world, amphibian populations are declining and many species face extinction. The Amphibian Population Monitoring Program in Quebec aims to detect changes or potential declines in frog populations here in Quebec. Read more.
The Ecomuseum zoo owns the main nesting site of one of the largest populations of Wood Turtles (Glyptemys insculpta) in Canada. This nature reserve is critical for the survival of this northern population. Read more.