Founded in 1992 by four avid nature lovers, the Society of Friends of the Montreal Biodôme gathers together those who have at heart the preservation of nature and through their membership subscription wish to support the Montreal Biodôme in its mission and activities
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.
To 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.
Restoration of coastal areas
Project to reduce coastal erosion by installing reefs planted with macroalgae in the Gaspésie-Îles-de-la-Madeleine region.
Exchange of expertise for animal welfare
Joint development of new approaches in environmental museology between Biodômne de Montréal and Océanopolis de Brest.
Purchase of “phyllobates terribilis”
Enrichment of the genetic pool of the population of “phyllobates terribilis” (small colored frog from the rainforest).
Using a custom made identification guide and with the assistance of our ornithologist animators, students can find a wide variety of species of birds in the Biodôme’s ecosystems.
The Jellyfish Basin
Construction of a new aquatic space to present marine invertebrates and see the almost unknown species of our beautiful St. Lawrence.
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.
The sound inventory of bats
To support a research project. Four of the eight species living in Quebec are likely to be threatened.
The conservation project ginseng
This project proposes to develop and implement detailed plans for the protection and recovery of 20 ginseng sites of interest along with owners.