Conservation and restoration of ecosystems

Mingan Archipelago National Park Reserve

Parks Canada's Conservation and Restoration program (CoRe) was designed to protect and restore the populations and essential habitats of selected indicator species, in order to help maintain the national parks’ biodiversity and support the conservation of their ecosystems. 

The CoRe program is closely linked to the national parks ecological integrity monitoring programs, and prioritizes the restoration of protected species and ecosystems at risk

Learn more about Parks Canada's CoRe program.

Mingan Thistle in bloom 
Mingan Thistle in bloom
Mingan Thistle
With the priority of maintaining the ecological integrity of its ecosystems, the Mingan Archipelago National Park Reserve is committed to conserve the meadow thistle, an indigenous species established in the Mingan region following its migration at the margin of the glacier front during the last glacial retreat.

Locally known as the "Mingan thistle", the species lives on the upper shore bordering the boreal forest of only a few islands in the park reserve. The population of Mingan thistle has been declining significantly since 2011 and is now part of a unique conservation and restoration program (CoRe) that helps to identify what is causing the dwindling of the species in order to implement solutions to improve the population size.

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