Manitoba

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The Nature Conservancy of Canada's first acquisition in the Manitoba Region was in 1977. Today, we have conserved and protected over 71,161 hectares (175,843 acres) across nine natural areas critical to Manitoba's biodiversity. These areas provide important habitat for thousands of species of plants and animals, many of which are endangered or at risk. Thanks to the generous donations of Manitobans and our partners, we aim to ensure that these special areas, plants and animals continue to be there for generations to come and that Manitoba continues to be a special place. 

Stories from the Field

The curious cows at the Yellow Quill Prairie Preserve. (Photo by Diana Robson)

The curious cows at the Yellow Quill Prairie Preserve. (Photo by Diana Robson)

Times of drought highlight the need for grassland management

Dry summers in Manitoba remind us of the importance of good pasture management; not only to maintain and enhance the biodiversity goals of Manitoba's grassland habitats but also to provide resistance and buffer against climate variations (in this case, drought). Continue Reading »

Cow elk, Riding Mountain Aspen Parkland, Manitoba (Photo by NCC)

Cow elk, Riding Mountain Aspen Parkland, Manitoba (Photo by NCC)

Wildlife-friendly fencing for the win

Discover the benefits of wildlife-friendly fencing. Continue Reading »

From Our Blog

Great blue heron with a cityscape in the background (Photo by iStock)

Great blue heron with a cityscape in the background (Photo by iStock)

World Habitat Day 2021: There is no protected habitat too small to benefit biodiversity

October 4, 2021

October 4 is World Habitat Day, which has been celebrated annually by the United Nations since 1986. This year’s theme is accelerating urban climate action. The day is followed by Urban October, a month where we are encouraged to reflect on... Continue Reading »

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