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Turtles Observation Network – Share your Observations

Considering how wide their territory is and the fact that they are generally quite discrete, your observations are essential to turtle survival in Quebec. Turtle observations help us focus our efforts to better protect them.

Turtle observation is simple, no specific material is required and it is a fascinating activity! Observers from all ages can participate.

Observation Best Practices

We remind you that you should not touch nor move a wild turtle. Furthermore, keeping one in captivity is illegal in Quebec.
Should you have any questions or difficulties, do not hesitate to contact us.

What to observe?

Note the following:

  • Species (if you can identify it)
  • Date
  • Time
  • Location (short description ex: on a rock in the river, in my garden, on the side of the road,…)
  • Behaviour (ex: turtle is lying in the sun, is walking, is spawning, etc.)

Take a picture if you can!

At times, Éco-Nature protects turtle nests against predators in order to help survival of the young. Do not hesitate to mention any discovery of a dead or an injured turtle, your input is very valuable.

Important Notice

Your turtle observations are shared and displayed on the Biodiversity interactive map. However, since some species are endangered in Quebec, certain sensitive information, such as spawning observations, will not be available online. The data will then only be used for conservation purposes. Thanks to your observations, Éco-Nature can protect turtles and their habitats, reduce the risks and monitor turtle populations in the the Rivière des Mille Îles.

To help save turtles, we invite you to share all your observations! Your data is essential.

Thank you for participating!

Need help?

Contact us, we will gladly assist!

Éco-Nature | Parc de la Rivière-des-Mille-Îles
345, boulevard Sainte-Rose
Laval (Québec) H7L 5P2

Telephone: 450-622-1020 ext 231
Fax: 456-622-8050

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This data dissemination project was undertaken with the financial support of: