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Our conservation activities

The Makwa Foundation carries out a variety of conservation activities, in collaboration with Parc Oméga and other organizations sharing the same mission. It implements protection and reproduction measures for endangered animal and plant species.

RECOVERY OF PRZEWALSKI HORSES

Dedicated to the protection of flora and fauna, Parc Omega is pleased to be involved in an International program for this endangered species in collaboration with the Species Survival Plan.

 

THE RECOVERY OF THE EASTERN LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE

A unique project in Quebec. The Makwa Foundation and Parc Oméga join forces to save the Eastern Loggerhead Shrike through a reproduction program.

 

SAVING THE MONARCH BUTTERFLY

Workshops in local schools and day camps are offered to encourage young people to participate in the planting of milkweed, an essential plant for the Monarch's survival.

 

ORNITHOLOGICAL PROJECT

With the expertise of Martin Picard, biologist at Développement Ornithologique Argenteuil, Parc Oméga offers over 2,500 acres of land for several research projects.

 

Part 1: Eastern bluebird and tree swallow project

Part 2: Red-headed Woodpecker Project

Part 3: Parc Omega bird inventory 

Part 4: Great Blue Heron (Osprey) nesting box

Part 5: Prairie management project to encourage the production of field birds while maximizing hay production.

 

AWARENESS OF THE CARIBOU 

The University of Ottawa is conducting sampling on animals in Parc Omega to assess their health status.

The Foundation also supports the Caribou Je t'aime Movement led by Nature Québec. 

 

MOOSE RESEARCH PROGRAM 

Laval University is assessing the health status of moose in the park by conducting parasite control, particularly focusing on ticks.

 

ELK BUGLING RESEARCH PROJECT 

The bioacoustics project aims to study the elk of Parc Oméga to document their behaviors.

WHITE-TAILED DEER RESEARCH PROJECT 

In collaboration with McMaster University in Ontario, biological samples are collected to document the genetics of deers.

 

REHABILITATION OF INJURED OR ORPHANED BIRDS OF PREY 

To carry out this mission, UQROP pursues two mandates with Parc Oméga

1. Establishing a Quebec network for caring for injured, sick, or orphaned wild raptors.

2. Raising public awareness about raptors through an educational program an and the Owl to See! site.

 

REHABILITATION OF ORPHANED ANIMALS

For many years, Parc Omega has been a refuge for orphaned animals, in collaboration with Quebec wildlife officers. The well-being and release of these animals are our priorities.

 

QUEBEC BAT RESTORATION

Parc Oméga provides many winter shelters for bats on its site.

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Inventories

Bird inventories in Parc Oméga, 2023

Nest box inventory report, 2023

Développement ornithologies Argenteuil (DOA) conducted bird inventories in Parc OMÉGA in 2023. The aim of these inventories was to determine the different bird species that use specific sections of the park, representing typical habitats found within it. At least 77 bird species were inventoried!  Read the French report.

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Summary of our accomplishments

We are proud to share with you the wonderful achievements of the Makwa Foundation during the year 2023. Read the English report

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