Cobequid Hills, Colchester County, Nova Scotia (Photo by Mike Dembeck)

Cobequid Hills, Colchester County, Nova Scotia (Photo by Mike Dembeck)

News Releases

  • Concerned by the burning of Brazil’s rainforest?
    October 17, 2019

    The Acadian forest of the Maritimes is a unique and diverse forest featuring close to 50 species of trees. With only 5% of mature Acadian forest remaining, it's in need of conservation and restoration.
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  • Bay of Fundy areas designated significant for imperiled shorebirds
    September 5, 2019

    New areas on the Bay of Fundy are being internationally recognized as key wildlife habitats for imperiled shorebirds, thanks to a successful initiative led by the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) and its partners.
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  • Future Halifax Wilderness Park get $1-million boost from Government of Canada
    August 20, 2019

    The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is closer to creating a new public park and nature reserve in Halifax thanks to a $1-million contribution from the Government of Canada.
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  • Halifax community donors help propel $8-million wilderness park project
    July 10, 2019

    The planned 379-acre (153-hectare) Halifax Wilderness Park is making progress toward opening later this year thanks to donations from the community, including donations from Fred and Elizabeth Fountain and the Bragg Family Foundation.
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  • Worried about climate and biodiversity loss?
    May 16, 2019

    Recently, a United Nations’ team of 450 scientists and diplomats issued a stark warning: the accelerating deterioration of nature is jeopardizing humanity’s collective future
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  • Volunteer for Nature!
    April 18, 2019

    Join NCC for a day at one of our nature reserves this summer as one of our "Conservation Volunteers"
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  • NCC receives $1 million gift from J. D. Irving, Limited
    April 5, 2019

    In celebration of National Wildlife Week, the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is announcing it has received a significant and generous donation: J.D. Irving, Limited has donated $1 million to NCC’s national Landmark Campaign.
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  • NCC expands wildlife conservation area near Pugwash
    February 11, 2019

    American donates coastal habitat for migratory birds.
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  • Protect wetlands, help fight climate change
    February 6, 2019

    Wetland conservation is important to protect habitat for wildlife, and to help offset impacts of climate change.
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  • Nature Conservancy of Canada launches campaign to “Keep Halifax Wild”
    September 20, 2018

    The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is launching its “Keep Halifax Wild” campaign https://keephalifaxwild.ca/ to support the creation of a 380-acre (154-hectare) wilderness park in Halifax.
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  • Nature Conservancy of Canada conserves large sugar maple forest in central Nova Scotia
    September 5, 2018

    NCC has protected a mature sugar maple forest in Colchester County, thanks to a large land donation made in memory of Dr. George Cook, a surgeon and part-time maple syrup farmer in Truro.
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  • Nature Conservancy of Canada project tracks wildlife near New Brunswick/Nova Scotia border
    June 12, 2018

    NCC is launching the “WildPaths Maritimes” project, in partnership with the New Brunswick Department of Transportation and Infrastructure, the Atlantic Wildlife Institute and Dalhousie University, to enhance conservation and improve safety for both wildlife and people in the border area.
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  • Global conservation organization identifies two key freshwater areas in Nova Scotia in need of protection
    May 24, 2018

    The world’s leading authority on nature and conservation, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), has identified two key areas of Nova Scotia that are important for protecting global freshwater biodiversity.
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  • Nature Conservancy of Canada says Maritimers must help slow spread of emerald ash borer
    May 23, 2018

    The Nature Conservancy of Canada is concerned about the arrival in the Maritimes of an invasive tree-destroying beetle.
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  • Nature Conservancy of Canada to nominate Bay of Fundy sites as Landscape of Hemispheric Importance to protect shorebirds
    March 19, 2018

    Op-Ed piece by Kerry-Lee Cormier of the Nature Conservancy of Canada.
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  • Nature Conservancy of Canada protects Nova Scotia island and habitat for nationally rare salt marsh species on World Wetlands Day
    February 2, 2018

    The not-for-profit land trust has conserved a 25-hectare (61-acre) island that contains a plant that is rare in Canada and listed as threatened under the Canadian Species at Risk Act.
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  • Cook family to donate 904-acre forest in northern Nova Scotia for conservation
    December 15, 2017

    Three brothers from Truro will donate 904 acres of mature hardwood forest in Colchester County to the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) for long-term conservation.
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  • 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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