New Website, New Status, Same Mission
It’s with great pleasure and a bit of pride that we are introducing our new website. Feel free to explore it and to give us some feedback. After 12 years, the former design of our website had become an internet dinosaur, so time has come to create something new. One prominent feature of the new website is that you will see many human faces between all the marine critters, highlighting the fact that everything we accomplish is only possible due to the support of many people who dedicate time, labor and money to help protect marine mammals.
In summer 2019, after two years of paperwork and communications with the Canada Revenu Agency, the Mériscope was granted official recognition as an environmental charity organization. This status entitles us to issue receipts to donors for tax purposes, which is a major game changer for the future development of our organization. Our mission, however, is still the same: the Mériscope is a marine research station dedicated to protecting marine mammals and marine ecosystems through research, education, outreach and conservation efforts. Founded in 2001 by the Swiss-Canadian marine biologist Dany Zbinden, Mériscope’s focus is on research and protection of whales in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, Quebec.