Snapping turtle habitat, Long Tusket Lake, NS (Photo by Mike Dembeck)

Snapping turtle habitat, Long Tusket Lake, NS (Photo by Mike Dembeck)

News Releases

  • Nature Conservancy of Canada protects rare wetlands, mature forest and gypsum landscapes in Cape Breton
    October 11, 2017

    As part of a new conservation effort in Cape Breton, the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) announced today that it has protected three extraordinary habitats totalling 274 hectares (676 acres).
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  • Urban wilderness park a step closer to reality
    September 11, 2017

    A collaboration between the municipality of Halifax, the Shaw Group and the Nature Conservancy of Canada to conserve 380 acres (154 hectares) of natural greenspace is now one step closer to fruition.
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  • Nature Conservancy of Canada expands protected area on Musquodoboit River and Musquodoboit Trailway
    July 25, 2017

    The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) has expanded its conservation area on the Musquodoboit River to protect important habitat for several species of at-risk turtles and migratory birds.
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  • Alberta scout raises $1,300 for endangered moose of Nova Scotia
    July 13, 2017

    A 12-year-old scout from Alberta has raised $1,300 to help the endangered moose of Nova Scotia.
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  • Nature Conservancy of Canada planting trees to enhance wildlife corridor on Chignecto Isthmus
    June 7, 2017

    NCC is seeking 10-12 more volunteers for this three-hour tree planting project.
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  • Two Nova Scotia coastal trails can be seen around the world
    May 19, 2017

    Through a partnership with Google, the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) has photographed and mapped 18 of its most spectacular natural areas across the country, including its properties at Gaff Point, Lunenburg County and the Pugwash Estuary.
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  • Nature Conservancy of Canada and Cumberland Wilderness applaud Province for expanding Chignecto Isthmus and other Nova Scotia wilderness areas
    March 23, 2017

    The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) and Cumberland Wilderness congratulate the Nova Scotia government for its decision to expand the province’s protected wilderness areas by more than 17,000 acres at 15 different sites.
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  • Nature Conservancy of Canada conserves land near Amherst for wildlife corridor and endangered Nova Scotia moose
    March 2, 2017

    The Nature Conservancy of Canada’s (NCC’s) tongue-in-cheek “Moose Sex Project” continues to grow in impact: three new properties totalling 95.5 hectares (236.5 acres) have been conserved near Amherst, on the Chignecto Isthmus, the narrow land bridge that connects Nova Scotia to New Brunswick.
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  • Nature Conservancy of Canada launches first large-scale project in Cape Breton
    January 12, 2017

    The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is embarking on its first large-scale conservation project in Cape Breton, with the goal of protecting 5,000 acres (2,000 hectares) of ecologically significant land in the central part of the island over the next 10 years.
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  • Merry Moosemas!
    December 13, 2016

    For the 5th consecutive year, Nature Conservancy of Canada is helping the lonely moose of Nova Scotia find mates with the Moose Sex Project.
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  • Nature Conservancy of Canada protects rare forests, floodplain and valuable habitat
    October 13, 2016

    The Nature Conservancy of Canada is protecting 70.5 hectares (175 acres) of some of the most unspoiled and intact wildlife habitat remaining on the Musquodoboit River, just 30 minutes from Halifax. These four properties protect habitat for Atlantic salmon and several species at risk, and represent the start of the Nature Conservancy of Canada’s (NCC) plans to protect lands and waters of the Musquodoboit River.
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  • Conservation Cooperation at 40th Conference of Eastern Canadian Premiers and New England Governors
    August 31, 2016

    Cross-border resolution on Ecological Connectivity, Adaptation to Climate Change and Biodiversity Conservation.
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  • How to mitigate climate change in Nova Scotia
    August 31, 2016

    Join Nature Conservancy of Canada’s carbon and climate change expert; Rob Wilson, for an introduction to the importance of conservation in response to climate change, as well as key aspects of NCC’s work in this field. Rob will discuss the importance of conserving natural areas to protect their critical role in absorbing and holding carbon.
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  • Nature Conservancy of Canada protects 395 hectares (976 acres) on Nova Scotia’s South Shore
    July 28, 2016

    The Nature Conservancy of Canada has finalized protection of 395 hectares (976 acres) of coastal properties in southwestern Nova Scotia in a region designated by UNESCO as a biosphere reserve because of its rich diversity of species.
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  • At-risk eastern white cedar and black ash trees protected
    April 22, 2016

    Land donation to Nature Conservancy of Canada marks Earth Day
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  • Nature Conservancy of Canada Protects Important Nova Scotia Coastal Habitat for Waterfowl and Rare Plants
    April 15, 2016

    As part of National Wildlife Week, the Nature Conservancy of Canada is pleased to announce it has finalized the acquisition of a 20 hectare (50-acre) site on Roberts Island, located on the west side of Lobster Bay in Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia.
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  • Support for Land Conservation in This Region
    April 1, 2016

    The Nature Conservancy of Canada is launching a campaign to encourage more people to get out in nature and to consider conserving their lands in the Atlantic Region.
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  • Good news for Nova Scotia Nature Lovers and Conservation Supporters
    December 3, 2015

    There is good news for supporters of a conservation group that is active in Nova Scotia. For the sixth consecutive year, the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) has been named Canada's top Environmental Charity by MoneySense Magazine.
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  • Don’t Know Who To Vote For? Mark your “X” For the Big Cat!
    October 8, 2015

    The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is hoping people get to practice voting by helping raise money for Maritime habitat of bobcat and provincially endangered Canada lynx. NCC is taking part in the Aviva Community Fund contest. It will invest a total of $1 million in community initiatives across Canada.
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  • NCC mourns loss of a giant in Canadian conservation and ecology
    September 27, 2015

    A Halifax man, instrumental both in the Atlantic Region and nationally, with Canada’s largest private land conservation organization has passed away. It is with great sadness the Nature Conservancy of Canada is announcing the death of Dr. Bill Freedman (1950-2015). He died Saturday at his home in Halifax surrounded by family after a courageous battle with cancer.
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