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

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

News Releases

  • 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 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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