Île Deschailllons (Photo by NCC)

Île Deschailllons (Photo by NCC)

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  • An ecological treasure to be cherished
    May 29, 2019

    The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is working closely with users of sensitive islands in the Sorel region to find a balance between land use and protecting nature. NCC has been conserving lands in the Lac Saint-Pierre archipelago, which is designated a UNESCO world biosphere reserve.
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  • The Nature Conservancy of Canada begins year three of carapace.ca
    May 23, 2019

    On the occasion of World Turtle Day, NCC is inviting the public to report any turtles they encounter on our roads. They can do so by using the carapace.ca website.
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  • Lynx without borders
    May 8, 2019

    As part of the Ecological corridors: a climate change adaptation strategy project, the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC), along with five other conservation organizations and more than 40 partners, is working to help maintain connectivity corridors between protected areas in southern Quebec.
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  • The Zoo de Granby partners with the Nature conservancy of Canada to protect at-risk species in Quebec
    May 1, 2019

    The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) and the Zoo de Granby announce a five-year partnership as part of a joint initiative to protect the habitat of threatened or vulnerable species in Quebec.
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  • Conservation puzzle coming together north of Montreal
    February 15, 2019

    With the acquisition of three properties, thanks to the help of generous donors, the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) has added some 234 acres (95 hectares) of protected natural areas in the Laurentian region of Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts.
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  • More protected land in the Forillon peninsula to help the movement of wildlife
    January 14, 2019

    The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) announces the protection of an additional 64 acres (26 hectares) in the Saint-Majorique sector of the Gaspé Peninsula, through the acquisition of two new properties. The charitable organization is protecting more than 420 acres (170 hectares) of private forest along Route 197, consolidating the protection of the only terrestrial ecological link that allows wildlife to move between Forillon National Park and the large public forest lands located further west.
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  • The Nature Conservancy of Canada suggests leaving your old Christmas tree in your backyard
    December 18, 2018

    If you’re taking down holiday decorations and thinking about ways to get rid of your Christmas tree, the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) has a suggestion. Instead of sending your tree to the landfill or getting it chipped up, the not-for-profit private land conservation group says there are benefits to putting it in your own backyard.
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  • Nature and me
    November 28, 2018

    On December 3, 2018 the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is holding an exploration of our relationships with nature in an event at the Moment Factory’s headquarters in Montreal.
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  • The Venise-Ouest peatland is in good hands
    October 10, 2018

    This summer, the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) invited the public to a hands-on activity on its protected property in the Venise-Ouest peatland, near Lake Champlain in the Montérégie region. On a beautiful sunny day, NCC volunteers and employees took action to help restore and maintain an ecosystem that is becoming increasingly rare in Quebec: the mature silver maple grove.
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  • Additional woodlands protected in Bromont Summits Park
    September 30, 2018

    The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC), a not-for-profit organization, is proud to announce that, in collaboration with its partners, it is now protecting 43.2 acres (17.5 hectares) of a very valuable forest on Mt. Bernard, one of the peaks of Mount Brome in Montérégie.
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  • Major restoration project results in new home for threatened species
    August 29, 2018

    The Nature Conservancy of Canada and project partners have completed a major habitat restoration project at Lake Champlain in the Montérégie region. A conservation announcement was held today by NCC with representatives of the Ministère des Forêts, de la Faune et des Parcs (MFFP) and the Fondation Hydro-Québec pour l'environnement (FHQE).
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  • Nature Conservancy of Canada protects large swath of important wetlands and peat bogs in Quebec
    August 22, 2018

    The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is proud to announce the protection of 6,790 acres (2,748 hectares) of the Lac-à-la-Tortue Bog, the largest bog in the St. Lawrence valley. This site straddles the municipalities of Shawinigan, Notre-Dame-du-Mont-Carmel, Saint-Narcisse, and Saint-Maurice in the region of Mauricie.
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  • Nature Conservancy of Canada protects additional 92 hectares (227 acres) on Île aux Grues
    August 14, 2018

    The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is proud to announce the protection of an additional 92 hectares (227 acres) in the Île aux Grues upper marsh. More than 170 hectares (420 acres) in total have now been protected by NCC, which includes the Jean-Paul-Riopelle nature reserve at Pointe aux Pins.
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  • Nature Conservancy of Canada unveils new Nature Destination
    July 17, 2018

    Nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts have a new trail they can explore. The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) has announced a new Nature Destination that is open to people of all ages to use and enjoy. It is one of 10 new sites across the country.
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  • Four conserved islands near Montreal now accessible to the public
    July 5, 2018

    The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) has unveiled recreational facilities on four of its protected islands in the St. Lawrence River. These conservation sites are now accessible for the public to enjoy and were announced at a media conference and tour with project supporters.
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  • Carapace.ca - Report the turtles you encounter
    May 29, 2018

    As turtle egg-laying season approaches, the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC), a not-for-profit organization, is promoting the second season of carapace.ca, a website for reporting turtles. In so doing, NCC hopes to make the Quebec population aware of the fate of these reptiles, which venture near roads and trails... thereby putting themselves in significant danger.
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  • Connectivity and climate change: The Fonds vert to help ecological corridors
    May 18, 2018

    The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC), a not-for-profit conservation organization, welcomes the contribution of nearly $1 million from the Ministère du Développement durable, de l’Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques to its Ecological corridors: a climate change adaptation strategy project.
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  • Nature Conservancy of Canada and Conservation Manitou acquire Barbara Richardson Wildlife Foundation property
    May 1, 2018

    A large cluster of conservation lands in the Laurentians is expanding thanks to the efforts of two conservation groups. The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) and Conservation Manitou have announced that they are jointly acquiring the Barbara Richardson Wildlife Foundation property in Saint-Faustin‒Lac-Carré.
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  • Important sandbar in the Gaspé Peninsula protected by NCC
    March 13, 2018

    The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) has announced it has protected a crucial area on the Gaspé Peninsula. The group has acquired 91 acres (37 hectares), including two kilometres of shoreline, in the Malbaie Salt Marsh ("barachois").
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  • The Nature Conservancy of Canada protects important habitat for vulnerable fish populations on the Richelieu River
    February 19, 2018

    An important area for at-risk fish species is receiving protection. The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) has announced it has purchased a property on the Richelieu River in Saint-Roch-de-Richelieu, about 20 kilometres from Sorel-Tracy. The protection of this 20-hectare (49-acre) site, supports a channel rich with aquatic plants, waterfowl and at-risk fish species.
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