Seizure of migratory bird eggs in the Mingan Archipelago National Park Reserve, located in the North Shore region

News Release

May 25, 2017 – Havre-Saint-Pierre, Quebec – Environment and Climate Change Canada

On May 22, 2017, a joint operation between Environment and Climate Change Canada’s Enforcement Branch and Parks Canada’s Law Enforcement Branch led to the interception of individuals suspected of illegally harvesting migratory bird eggs from islands bordering the Mingan Archipelago National Park Reserve, located in the North Shore region. In total, 189 eider and gull eggs were seized. An investigation is underway.


Quick Facts

  • Under the Migratory Birds Convention Act, 1994, taking and/or possessing migratory bird eggs without a permit is prohibited. These offences have major impacts on the conservation of the species in question, and such acts impede their reproduction.

  • Environment and Climate Change Canada’s enforcement officers work to ensure that wildlife and their habitat are respected by businesses and individuals. We encourage citizens to report illegal activities they may have witnessed in connection with wildlife and its federal lands to the National Environmental Emergencies Centre at 514-283-2333 or 1-866-283-2333.

  • For more information on migratory bird species or regulations, please contact Environment and Climate Change Canada’s Public Inquiries Centre by phone at 1-800-668-6767 or by email at ec.enviroinfo.ec@canada.ca.

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