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    Jacques Prescott est biologiste, professeur associé à la Chaire en éco-conseil de l’Université du Québec à Chicoutimi et co-fondateur de l’Animalium, le musée zoologique de Mont-Tremblant. Spécialiste de la biodiversité et du développement durable, il est l’auteur de nombreux livres et articles sur la faune et la conservation de la nature. Il nous fait l’honneur de rejoindre notre équipe de collaborateurs et signera chaque mois une chronique intitulée Faune et flore. / Jacques Prescott is a biologist, associate professor with the Chair in Eco-Counselling of the Université du Québec à Chicoutimi, and co-founder of Animalium, the zoological museum of Mont-Tremblant. A specialist in biodiversity and sustainable development, he is the author of numerous books and articles about wildlife and nature conservation. He has honoured us by joining our team of contributors and will write a monthly column entitled Wildlife and Habitat.

In 1995, at the Jakarta conference, the countries that were signatory to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity...

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In North America there are three species of weasel: the long-tailed weasel, the ermine, and the least weasel. In...

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The survival of the North American hare is closely linked to the presence of snow, as are its other...

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Carnivores – meat-eaters – sometimes kill more prey than they need to feed themselves and their young. This behaviour,...

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The beaver, Canada’s official emblem, which is engraved on our five cent pieces, is an engineer by nature and...

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In a Hallowe’en context, the raven represents the incarnation of evil, damned souls and Satan. At one time, in...

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The choice of the monarch as the insect to represent Animalium was not due to chance. In the 1990s,...

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Protected by an amour of 30,000 rigid, prickly hairs, the American porcupine is not, however, safe from every danger....

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The loon – which has several names, including “great northern diver” – is one of Canada’s best representatives of...

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In the eastern part of North America, from Florida to the Lower Laurentians, the grey squirrel is a well-known...

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