Newfoundland and Labrador’s wildlife and natural resources are at the heart of our province’s heritage and culture. With the help of our conservation partners, the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) works to keep special parts of the province natural. We do this not only for wildlife, but also for the communities that value these places and that have a connection to the land. This page is your gateway to learning more about NCC’s natural areas and conservation planning initiatives in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Priority Natural Areas
Avalon Peninsula Natural Area
The 2,390,144-acre (967,257-hectare) Avalon Peninsula Natural Area contains rugged coastlines, open treeless barrens, dense forests and an extensive network of freshwater wetlands, ponds and rivers.
Southwest Newfoundland Natural Area
The 5,335,368-acre (2,159,147-hectare) Southwest Newfoundland Natural Area contains impressive mountain formations, boreal forest, coastal dunes and beaches, limestone barrens and extensive wetlands.
Priority Science Work
Newfoundland and Labrador Nature Atlas
The Newfoundland and Labrador Nature Atlas is a platform for accessing and sharing information on the province's natural environment, with the intent of guiding future land-use planning.