Montreal, Quebec, Canada, April 6, 2018 – MONARQUES GOLD CORPORATION (“Monarques” or the “Corporation”) (TSX-V: MQR) (OTCMKTS: MRQRF) (FRANKFURT: MR7) is pleased to announce that it has partnered with Mission Monarch (espacepourlavie.ca/en/mission-monarch), a scientific project dedicated to the conservation of the Monarch butterfly through research, citizen science and education. The project is an initiative of the Montreal Space for Life Insectarium.
Monarques will host a fundraising dinner in Val-d’Or, Abitibi, to raise awareness about pollinators like the monarch butterfly, as well as other insect species. Those participating in the event will have the opportunity to attend a presentation by Maxim Larrivée, Section Head, Entomological Collections and Research at the Montreal Insectarium and Lead Researcher for Mission Monarch.
“We are partnering with Mission Monarch to support efforts to conserve these pollinators, which have declined in number by over 80% since 1997 and are now considered an endangered species in Canada, which could have a serious impact on our ecosystem,” said Jean-Marc Lacoste, President and Chief Executive Officer of Monarques. “As part of this initiative, we are also committed to creating milkweed cultivation spaces on our 300 km2 of mining properties. Milkweed is essential for the monarch butterfly and is known to play a role in the survival of several pollinating insects.”
“The Montreal Insectarium is grateful for Monarques Gold Corporation’s support in this project,” said Maxim Larrivée. “We are convinced that concrete actions by Abitibi residents can have a positive impact on the biodiversity of their region and will serve as an example for other regions in Quebec and throughout Canada.”
The fundraising dinner will take place on May 25.