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 launches 2018 Conservation Volunteer events
    April 17, 2018

    To celebrate National Volunteer Week, the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is announcing its 2018 Conservation Volunteer events in NS.
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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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  • Nova Scotians can support local conservation on Giving Tuesday
    November 27, 2017

    The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is inviting Nova Scotians to kick off the “giving season” on Giving Tuesday with a donation in support of wildlife and local land conservation.
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  • Nature Conservancy of Canada and volunteers to conduct Port Joli bird count
    November 23, 2017

    The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) will be conducting its popular “Wild for Waterfowl” migratory bird count in Port Joli on Saturday, November 25 with event partner Bird Studies Canada.
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  • Skip the raking and leave the leaves
    November 6, 2017

    Dan Kraus, NCC senior conservation biologist, says “leaving the leaves” is a small act of backyard nature conservation that can make a big difference for native pollinators, birds and other wildlife.
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  • Nature Conservancy of Canada working to protect rare forest in Colchester County for endangered mainland moose
    November 3, 2017

    The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is working to conserve a remote property in Colchester County that contains mature forest and provides valuable habitat for Nova Scotia’s endangered mainland moose.
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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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  • 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 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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