WHC remembers a true steward of conservation

WHC federally nominated board member dies suddenly.  Pierre Latraverse will be forever remembered for his contribution to Wildlife Habitat conservation

 

It is with great sadness that Wildlife Habitat Canada has learned about the passing of Pierre Latraverse who died suddenly yesterday. Pierre was one of WHC’s newest board members and came to us with a breadth of experience and knowledge. His nomination to our Board came directly from the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, The Honourable Catherine McKenna, P.C., M.P.

Pierre’s contributions to wildlife habitat conservation were plentiful.  He was a true steward of environmental protection. Since the early 90’s Mr. Latraverse has been supporting and advocating for numerous conservation non-profit groups and has realized several important species protection projects. He was heavily involved in the protection of the yellow perch in Saint-Pierre lake, QC where he firmly defended necessary protection measures for the preservation of the lake.

Mr. Latraverse served as president of the Fédération Québecois des chasseurs et pêcheurs since 2008 and came to WHC with an understanding of the contribution of hunters to conservation. Through the development of a game bird meat donation program, he helped to nourish many families in need and allowed for hunters to contribute to an important social cause. His advocacy work for hunters and fishers has helped to shed light on the important role these groups play in conservation efforts.  

Recently named the recipient of the Roland Michener award, an important recognition from the Canadian Wildlife Federation. Mr. Latraverse was recognized for having demonstrated a commitment to conservation through effective and responsible activities.  He had devoted himself to the protection of the environment and biodiversity through over 40 years of volunteer work for the cause.  His commitment and dedication to conservation will be remembered.

Our sincerest sympathies go out to his friends and family at this difficult time.

 

 

 

Photo: Patrick Mével, Courtoisie – Canadian Wildlife magazine