Ministère de l'Environnement
et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques

Public lands

The following types of protected areas on public lands are designated by the MELCC:

Aquatic Reserves

Protected areas focused primarily on the protection of aquatic biodiversity and adjacent natural environments.

Biodiversity Reserves

Protected areas established to promote biodiversity in terrestrial environments and, more specifically, to ensure that the biological diversity of the natural regions of Quebec is represented.

Territorial Reserves for Protected Area Purposes

Territories that have received specific recognition while awaiting legal protected status to be assigned to them. Their priority objective is the conservation of nature.

Ecological Reserves (French)

Areas that are preserved in their natural state and that have distinctive ecological features. This is the most restrictive possible protection status. No unauthorized access is allowed except for scientific or educational projects.



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