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Tree girdling

Scotch pine girdling (Photo by Chirathi Wijekulathilake/NCC staff)

Scotch pine girdling (Photo by Chirathi Wijekulathilake/NCC staff)

I am a conservation intern at the Nature Conservancy Canada (NCC) in Newfoundland and Labrador, and in this role I often have family and friends asking me what NCC is, what their role is in the conservation community, and most commonly, what my...

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Land Trust Alliance Rally 2022 – New Orleans

Several NCC staff at the 2022 LTA Rally reception (Photo by NCC)

Several NCC staff at the 2022 LTA Rally reception (Photo by NCC)

I had the opportunity to attend the Land Trust Alliance (LTA) Rally 2022 in New Orleans this past September. The LTA Rally is the largest conservation-focused land trust conference in North America. The LTA Rally provides a platform for land...

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The global significance of Indigenous-led conservation

Indigenous-focussed sessions at COP15 (Photo by NCC)

Indigenous-focussed sessions at COP15 (Photo by NCC)

The only way forward to achieve the ambitious conservation goals set globally and supported by Canada is to support Indigenous-led conservation. This sentiment was echoed loudly throughout 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the UN...

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1000th balloon in the Grand Bend area

Monarch butterfly perched atop a cigarette butt (Photo by Lynn Tremain)

Monarch butterfly perched atop a cigarette butt (Photo by Lynn Tremain)

My name is Lynn Tremain. I live in Grand Bend, Ontario, on the shore of beautiful Lake Huron. I have become a full-fledged plastic/garbage picker. How did this happen? I am not proud to admit that plastic grocery store bags, acquired from online...

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OECMs are one of the keys to saving biodiversity

Wetland (Photo by NCC)

Wetland (Photo by NCC)

The conservation world is no stranger to acronyms. From global events like the 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (or COP15), to how we reference areas where Indigenous-led conservation is at the forefront (Indigenous Protected and...

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Conservation notes from another northern nation

Sparsely vegetated volcanic landscape east of Lake Myvatn, North Iceland, with geothermal steam in background (Photo by Paula Noel/NCC staff)

Sparsely vegetated volcanic landscape east of Lake Myvatn, North Iceland, with geothermal steam in background (Photo by Paula Noel/NCC staff)

I was fortunate to have the opportunity to travel in Iceland this fall, a country that, despite its relatively mild climate, is situated further north than Iqaluit! Thanks to the warming influence of the Gulf Stream current, Iceland temperatures...

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