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Articles by Patrick Nadeau

Trained as a biologist, Patrick holds an MSc in Forestry from the University of British Colombia and a Bachelor’s from the

University of Ottawa. Because of his interests in the protection of biodiversity and sustainable development, Patrick has been led to collaborate with the Western Philippines University, where he did an evaluation on the effectiveness of a network of protected marine areas managed by local communities. As the Administrative Director of CPAWS Quebec, Patrick is responsible for forests and conservation. Among others, he focuses on the overhaul of the Quebec forest system and its implications on conservation.

He loves the outdoors, and particularly forest hiking (far enough that he can't get a cell phones signal).

Let’s protect marine wildlife before Energy East port decisions taken

After much public outcry and several legal proceedings, the media is reporting that TransCanada Corporation is set to drop its plans for a petroleum port in Cacouna, Québec – an area within the St. Lawrence Estuary that provides shelter to threatened beluga whales during calving season. We would of course welcome this news...

Good news for St Lawrence belugas… for now

Last week, we had good news (albeit temporary) about one of Canada’s most threatened wildlife species – the beautiful beluga whales of the St Lawrence Estuary.

Gros Morne: don’t frack it up!

« Patrick, regarde où tu vas!!! » That's a line I've heard a lot over the years – it's my mom's backseat driving. But perhaps I've never heard it quite as often as during my recent family trip to Gros Morne National Park. I admit, it's a challenge to stay focused on the road when you're completely surrounded by the park's stunning scenery. From the eerie orange hills of the Tablelands to the beautiful rugged coastline to the gnarly trees – travelling through Gros Morne felt like a mash-up of many exotic destinations rolled into one. Arizona meets Scotland meets the Northwest Territories. Thankfully, my mom's frequent warnings of « attention aux orignaux! » did help me keep my eyes on the road.