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Species at Risk

Mingan Thistle

Cirsium scariosum

Markers surrounding a colony of Mingan thistles and humorous sign Markers surrounding a colony of Mingan thistles and humorous sign
© Parks Canada / MANPRC A.Boudreau / 2003

How can I help?

It is important that re-establishment, conservation and awareness-raising efforts be pursued to protect this rare and threatened species. As rosettes are very difficult to spot, you can help protect the thistle by taking a few precautions:

  • Walk on the coast and in area devoid of vegetation 
  • Avoid areas that are marked out 
  • Avoid searching out for colonies; to observe the thistle, go to the Havre-Saint-Pierre marina 

Your cooperation is necessary for the survival of this unique resource!

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Humorous sign on Mingan thistle Humorous sign on Mingan thistle
© Parks Canada /C. Soucy / 2003