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Shell Canada Limited and the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) have been natural partners in land conservation since 1984. In that time, Shell has donated over $6.5 million in financial resources, land and mineral rights to NCC.
This includes the donation of 22,000 acres (8,900 hectares) of land to create the Mount Broadwood Conservation Area in British Columbia. In 1997, the company donated offshore exploration rights near the Queen Charlotte Islands to help establish the Gwaii Hanaas National Marine Conservation Area.
In recent years, Shell has contributed $750,000 to secure significant properties in British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia.
This contribution has also supported NCC's national science program and conservation work along the Rocky Mountain Front in Alberta. Shell has provided NCC with resources to help conserve endangered ecosystems nationwide, resulting in major achievements for conservation in Canada.
Shell has contributed to an NCC project in almost every province in Canada, helping conserve biodiversity and protect ecologically significant properties from prairie landscapes and Garry Oak ecosystems, to rare alvars and wetlands.
Some of the past projects made possible by Shell Canada Limited's contributions were:
- Shaughnessy Cohen Memorial Savanna, Pelee Island, Ontario
- La Fabrique, Île de Grâce, Québec
- Elkington Property (Garry Oaks ecosystem), Vancouver Island, British Columbia
- Tabusintac Lagoon, New Brunswick
- Grasslands National Park, Saskatchewan
- Cross Conservation Area, Alberta
- Big Hill Springs, Alberta
- Francis Nose Island, Nova Scotia
- MacFarlane Woods, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia
From 2001 to 2012, Shell made a significant investment in the next generation of conservation leaders as the lead sponsor of NCC’s Conservation Intern program. Known as the Shell Conservation Internship Program (SCIP), this support enabled NCC to hire environmental science students during the field season to conduct vital conservation work on its properties. In 2014, Shell Canada supported 10 internship positions in British Columbia and Alberta.
For information on NCC’s Internship Program and current opportunities click here.
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