Prince Edward Island

The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) has been protecting natural areas on Prince Edward Island since 1978, when we worked with partners to secure 247 acres (100 hectares) in Blooming Point, Queens County, 25 kilometres from Charlottetown. Almost 90 percent of the land on PEI is privately owned so NCC has focused on private action, encouraging people to play a role in saving ecologically important species. NCC has engaged individuals and groups in 26 different projects, working together to conserve 4,939 acres (1,998 hectares) on PEI.

Stories from the Field

Holman's Island, PEI (Photo by Sean Landsman)

Holman's Island, PEI (Photo by Sean Landsman)

Holman’s Island near Summerside permanently protected as a “Hotel for Birds”

The site of PEI's first summer resort in now under NCC's permanent protection as a "hotel for the birds." Continue Reading »

Bird watching at Sandy Point, Newfoundland and Labrador (Photo by Aiden Mahoney)

Bird watching at Sandy Point, Newfoundland and Labrador (Photo by Aiden Mahoney)

Atlantic Region launches its roster of 2016 Conservation Volunteers events

Come lend a hand! The Nature Conservancy of Canada’s Conservation Volunteers program engages people in conserving biodiversity, while providing a meaningful and educational experience in ecologically significant natural areas. Continue Reading »

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Woman, wearing a large feathered hat and boa, posing for a portrait (Photo by John Oxley Library, Public Domain)

The Migratory Bird Treaty turns 100!

August 16, 2016

This year we mark the centennial of the convention between the United States and Great Britain (for Canada) for the protection of migratory birds — also called the Migratory Bird Treaty — that was signed on August 16, 1916. A century... Continue Reading »

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