Slideshow Description: The photos in this slideshow are intended to ‘tell the story’ of the Miguasha National Park and the remarkable discoveries that have been made there. They show the main features of the cliffs and coastal environment and the variety of fossil (fragments) that might be encountered during a walk along the coast below the cliffs (which are in a state of constant flux as loose material falls onto the beach below). The slideshow includes some of the key exhibits in the excellent interpretation centre, providing a sound understanding of the significance of the site.
This page of the website is still under development and a more detailed description of the various aspects of the site will be included in due course – so please come back again soon!
Conservation Status and Prospects. According to IUCN’s recent Conservation Outlook Assessment the conservation status of this site is ‘good’. The IUCN report notes that ‘the conservation outlook for the Miguasha National Park is good and presents no cause for concern. The current state of the geological values and attributes of the property is good and the trend is stable. New fossil discoveries are being made as a result of continuing field investigation, and an active research program is yielding new insights into the evolution of fishes and amphibians in Devonian times. The property is essentially secure and there are no significant threats to its outstanding universal values or attributes. The current protection and management regime is very competent and effective.’