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 per cent 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

Josh Noseworthy takes a core sample from a spruce tree on Governor's Island, one of several properties acquired and afforded protection on PEI through the efforts of NCC (Photo by Sean Landsman)

Josh Noseworthy takes a core sample from a spruce tree on Governor's Island, one of several properties acquired and afforded protection on PEI through the efforts of NCC (Photo by Sean Landsman)

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Dan Kraus

Dan Kraus

Why Canada matters on World Wetlands Day — Dan Kraus

Dan Kraus, a conservation scientist with the Nature Conservancy of Canada, talks about the importance of Canada's wetlands, including those on Prince Edward Island Continue Reading »

From Our Blog

Marine tardigrade, known affectionately as a 'water bear'. (Photo by Emma Perry)

There are bears on Prince Edward Island

June 7, 2017

What’s that, you say? There are bears on PEI? Yes! Well, sort of. Tiny, microscopic water bears! I live in Prince Edward Island, the smallest Canadian province, with the highest population density. We have a long history of humans living on... Continue Reading »

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