The awareness and appreciation of the living world and to foster among its members, as well as the general public a consciousness directed to the protection, management and conservation of our natural heritage..
- Spread, from the Montreal Biodôme resources, knowledge on the ecology and the environment to its members and the general public;
- Introduce and popularize the various components of the Montreal Biodôme;
- Collect and manage funds (grants, sponsorships, donations) to ensure better development activities and notoriety of the Montreal Biodôme;
- Operate as appropriate on the behalf of the Montreal Biodôme, some public services.
Read the SABM Regulations (only in french)
Examples of collaboration where the Friends of the Montréal Biodôme is involved financially or through its management expertise :
The Space for Life Day Camps
The Day Camps allow young nature lovers to enjoy a variety of educational activities related to the natural sciences. The SABM has been running the Biodôme Day Camp for a number of years and since 2018, the entire Space for Life Day Camps.
Cyclical food restriction and compensatory growth in fish
The project aims to measure the growth recovery of fish following a cyclic food restriction. This food strategy, if applied to fish inhabiting the Biodôme’s ecosystems, could significantly reduce the deterioration of water quality and improve the well-being of the marine organisms of the St. Lawrence Seaway, by limiting the waste generated by the diet. And improving their conversion rate and growth.
Restoration of coastal areas
Project to reduce coastal erosion by installing reefs planted with macroalgae in the Gaspésie-Îles-de-la-Madeleine region.
Buckthorn, a plant introduced in Quebec for its ornamental qualities, it invades wooded areas, preventing the growth of native plants and limiting biodiversity in affected areas.
The project involves schools and residents of a Montreal neighborhood to help in the control of Buckthorn in area parks and reintroduce native plants.
Exchange of expertise for animal welfare
Joint development of new approaches in environmental museology between Biodôme de Montréal and Océanopolis de Brest.
The project SEM’AIL (Wild Garlic)
To support a project for the conservation and restoration of wild garlic , which in 1995 became the first officially designated vulnerable species in Quebec.
Équipe des Amis
The Board of Directors of the Friends of the Biodôme consists of a maximum of nine people and two representatives of the Biodôme.
The administration council and senior management meet regularly to ensure the proper functioning of the organization.
The general meeting takes place in March of each year.
Meet the dedicated team
Representative of the Montréal Biodôme
Representative of the Space for Life