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Forests 101

The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) works in a wide range of forests across the country, each with their own unique characteristics and needs. Since 1962, NCC has helped protect nearly 500,000 hectares of forested habitat across Canada. That's an area larger than the combined areas of Montreal, Toronto, Winnipeg, Calgary and Vancouver.

Forest Conservation Infographic

Click on the map below to learn more about each featured project and NCC’s conservation work.

Forest region Map

Canada’s forests are special places of irreplaceable beauty and significant biodiversity. They are an important part of every Canadian’s life. Forests purify water, regulate and cool climate, absorb atmospheric carbon-dioxide, produce oxygen and provide habitat and shelter for a myriad of species. In fact, more than half of Canada is forested and we have close to 10 per cent of the world’s forests. We have a responsibility to protect them.

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