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Since 1962, Canada’s leading not-for-profit, private land conservation organization, the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC), has been protecting Ontario’s most important natural areas and the species they sustain. Along with its partners, NCC has helped to protect more than 184,000 acres (74,400 hectares) in Ontario. From the north shore of Lake Superior to Pelee Island in Lake Erie, NCC works to protect the province’s most significant natural landscapes.

Stories from the Field

Big brown bat, Happy Valley Forest, ON (Photo by NCC)

Big brown bat, Happy Valley Forest, ON (Photo by NCC)

Monitoring for myotis in Happy Valley Forest

Throughout the past summer, NCC and the Toronto Zoo have been recording the echolocation calls of bats on and around NCC’s conservation lands in the Happy Valley Forest. Continue Reading »

Bruce Peninsula National Park (CNW Group/Parks Canada)

Bruce Peninsula National Park (CNW Group/Parks Canada)

Driftwood Cove and Bruce Trail protected through collaboration

Thanks to a collaboration between the Bruce Trail Conservancy and Parks Canada, eight kilometres of the Bruce Trail, along with 3,272 acres of Niagara Escarpment wilderness, is now protected for the long term. Continue Reading »

From Our Blog

The Wildpaths maritimes project is a citizen science project that helps protect wildlife by using the iNaturalist app. (Photo by NCC)

The Wildpaths maritimes project is a citizen science project that helps protect wildlife by using the iNaturalist app. (Photo by NCC)

Citizen science 101

October 24, 2018

Close your eyes and picture a scientist. What do you see? Lab coats, goggles and beakers of bubbling liquids? A perplexed set of eyes staring back at you through a window filled with complex equations beyond comprehension? Ask the internet and it... Continue Reading »

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