Studies conducted by the Benoit family are not requested by government departments, conservation parks or organizations, nor are they funded by public money. They result only from the will of their authors, who ensure their smooth running and funding through their publications, which are not conventional.
They can take the form of a painting exhibition, a video production, a memoir, a conference or a book. In each case, they combine art and science to move, to raise awareness and to educate the public about the importance of protecting biodiversity. Since 2008, the Society of Art and Science for Nature, of which the Benoits are co-founders, helps to support their educational mission by diffusing their studies’ results on a large scale.
The artistic, literary and cinematographic works of the Benoit family touch people and inspire respect for nature through the new vision they offer, and also through the sensitivity and originality that characterize them. They bear a vision, a hope based on an authentic human experience. This philosophical and spiritual dimension gives added value to the accomplishments of Monique, Raynald and Gisèle.