In April 2020, a humpback whale left the St. Lawrence River estuary and travelled 400 km against the current, eventually stopping in Montreal. She touched the hearts of the many who came to see her jumping and blowing in the waters of our river. But she also highlighted the great difficulties that cetaceans face in an increasingly degraded and dangerous habitat.
Two years ago, we supported the GREMM (Group for Research and Education on Marine Mammals) and adopted a beluga, named Novo. With the goal to keep on helping to protect the most vulnerable ecosystems, this year we partner with CPAWS Quebec (Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society – Quebec Chapter).
The cover of the Garbo-EB and Garbo-B, designed by illustrator Annie St-Amant, pays tribute to the “Montreal whale”, that visited the city in June, and financially supports the work of CPAWS Quebec which aims to create a network of marine protected areas in the St. Lawrence.
The “Montreal Whale”, illustration by Annie St-Amant
By buying this agenda, you allow W. Maxwell to completely fund a scientific study to be carried out by the CPAWS Quebec. The objective of this study is to support a very concrete project: the creation of a network of protected areas covering 30% of the St. Lawrence marine territory thus ensuring the protection of the whales that live there.