The Zoological Society of Montreal was incorporated in 1964 with the principal objectives:
to promote and develop an interest in and knowledge of wildlife;
to encourage the study of biology and nature sciences;
to encourage the protection of wildlife, particularly the wildlife of Canada. For nearly 40 years, the Society has been actively and successfully working towards these goals.
At the invitation of the City of Montreal, the Society presented a pavilion on endangered wildlife at Man and His World for four consecutive summers. Canadian wildlife, extinct and threatened, was featured in the extensive exhibition. The Zoological Society was pivotal in drawing attention to the plight of the St. Lawrence Beluga whale and has worked extensively to protect this endangered mammal. Throughout the years, the Society has been active in numerous conservation issues, both national and international. Much remains to be accomplished, however, and we need your support in order to continue our work in the future.
Who We Are
The Zoological Society of Montreal is a nonprofit organization depending solely upon the support of its members in order to operate. The Society in turn, donates funds and in some cases, organizes specific fundraising events to benefit vital conservation projects. For example, the Society adopted a Beluga or white whale to sponsor research by the St. Lawrence National Institute of Ecotoxicology. The Society has also purchased over 50 acres of Central American rain forest in a World Wildlife Fund program to protect the dwindling habitats of countless animal and plant species. Most recently, the Society has become actively involved in a conservation project with the Nature Conservancy Canada, in which its main objective is to protect the endangered Eastern Spiny Softshell Turtle and its habitat in the Missisquoi Bay area. The Society also supports the work of the Center for the Care and Rehabilitation of Injured Birds of La Monteregie.
From September to May of each year, lecture and film presentations are given by eminent zoologists, conservationists, photographers and wildlife artists. Field Trips