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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'S HORSES

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

 

THE RECOVERY OF THE LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE

A unique project in Quebec, the Makwa Foundation and Parc Oméga join forces to save the Loggerhead Shrike.

 

SAVING THE MONARCH BUTTERFLY

Awareness-raising workshops in local schools and day camps

 

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

Component 3: Parc Omega bird inventory project

Component 4: Great Blue Heron (Osprey) nesting box

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

 

CARIBOU AWARENESS 

The University of Ottawa conducts field sampling at Parc Omega to assess caribou health.

Caribou je t'aime, June 6 World Caribou Awareness Day 

 

MOOSE RESEARCH PROGRAM 

Moose and climate research program with Université de Laval

 

ELK BELLOWING RESEARCH PROJECT 

Bioacoustics

WHITE-TAILED DEER RESEARCH PROJECT 

Identifying DNA in biological samples for McMaster University

 

REHABILITATION OF INJURED OR ORPHANED BIRDS OF PREY 

To achieve this mission, UQROP is pursuing two mandates: the first is to structure a Quebec network for the care of wild birds of prey found injured, ill or orphaned. UQROP's second mandate is to bring birds of prey to the attention of the general public, through a travelling educational program and the Chouette à voir! website, which is open to visitors.

 

REHABILITATION OF ORPHANED ANIMALS

For many years, Parc Omega has been a refuge for orphaned animals, in collaboration with Quebec wildlife officers. The welfare and release of these animals is our priority. 

 

RECOVERING THE QUEBEC BAT

Bats in shelter, refuge for winter

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Achievements & Reports

Bird inventories in Parc Oméga, 2023

Rapport d'inventaire des nichoirs, 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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