Nature’s Past Episode 49: Wildlife Conservation in Quebec

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Episode 49: Wildlife Conservation in Quebec

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There is a lot of good historical writing on wildlife conservation in Canada. Historians, including Janet Foster, George Colpitts, John Sandlos, Tina Loo, and others have provided excellent and important studies of the topic. But our understanding of wildlife conservation policy history has, until now, missed a key part of the story, the case of Quebec.

As one of the oldest wildlife regulatory regimes in British North America, Quebec forms a critical part North American conservation history. Conservation policy in Quebec took a unique form based around privately leased reserves, something nearly unknown in any other jurisdiction in North America. Why was this the case? What made Quebec distinct?

This is the subject of Darcy Ingram’s 2014 book, Wildlife Conservation and Conflict in Quebec, 1840-1914. On this episode of the podcast, we speak with Darcy Ingram.

book cover Wildlife Conservation and Conflict in Quebec, 1840-1914

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Guests:

Darcy Ingram

Works Cited:

Ingram, Darcy. Wildlife Conservation and Conflict in Quebec, 1840-1914. Vancouver: UBC Press, 2014.

Foster, Janet. Working for Wildlife: The Beginning of Preservation in Canada. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1998.

Colpitts, George. Game in the Garden: A Human History of Wildlife in Western Canada to 1940. Book, Whole. Vancouver: UBC Press, 2002.

Sandlos, John. Hunters at the Margin: Native People and Wildlife Conservation in the Northwest Territories. Book, Whole. Vancouver: UBC Press, 2007.

Loo, Tina. States of Nature: Conserving Canada’s Wildlife in the Twentieth Century. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2006.

Music Credits:

“Walking Shoes” by Slim

“Intellectuel” by Matthew Tyas

“Je vais partir… (Final)” by Arnaud Condé

Photo Credit:

Camp de pêche dans les Laurentides, point de départ des eaux navigables, lac Brûlé (Québec)” Photographer: Photographer: Henderson, Alexander, 1831-1913, Bibliothèque et Archives Canada / C-81681

Citation:

Kheraj, Sean. “Episode 49: Wildlife Conservation in Quebec” Nature’s Past: Canadian Environmental History Podcast. 23 September 2015.

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Sean Kheraj is the director of the Network in Canadian History and Environment. He's an associate professor in the Department of History and vice dean of the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies at York University. His research and teaching focuses on environmental and Canadian history. He is also the host and producer of Nature's Past, NiCHE's audio podcast series and he blogs at http://seankheraj.com.

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