Species at Risk
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Discovered in 1924 by Brother Marie-Victorin, the Mingan thistle is considered a high priority candidate on the list of the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC). In Quebec, it can be found only in the Mingan Archipelago National Park Reserve of Canada (MANPRC), and the species is considered threatened (according to the Act respecting threatened or vulnerable species). Elsewhere in Canada, it covers a restricted area on the southern edge of Alberta and British Columbia. Efforts have been made to increase awareness, as protecting a species requires a team effort and the collaboration of all park users is vital to the success of this project.