Newfoundland and Labrador

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As the only land trust organization in Newfoundland and Labrador, the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) has helped protect 5,600 hectares (over 13,800 acres) of some of the best wilderness in the province. NCC currently owns land in nine project areas across the island. These range from coastal sites that host the East Coast Trail on the Avalon Peninsula to the internationally renowned Grand Codroy Estuary, near Channel-Port aux Basques. In Labrador, NCC created the NL Nature Atlas, an inventory of Labrador’s natural environment to support others with their land use planning. This project is being expanded to include the island of Newfoundland.

Stories from the Field

Freshwater Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador (Photo by Dennis Minty)

Freshwater Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador (Photo by Dennis Minty)

NCC protects 98 hectares in Freshwater Bay

The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) has conserved a scenic part of the Avalon Peninsula coastline at Freshwater Bay, just minutes from St. John’s. Continue Reading »

NL Program Director Megan Lafferty in the field with drone (NCC photo)

NL Program Director Megan Lafferty in the field with drone (NCC photo)

Eyes in the Skies

NCC's Megan Lafferty is a drone pilot, and using drone technology to aid conservation in NL. Continue Reading »

From Our Blog

Misty Darkwoods forest, BC (Photo by Bruce Kirkby)

Misty Darkwoods forest, BC (Photo by Bruce Kirkby)

Conservation finance: Making nature investable

May 4, 2021

While nature is incredibly valuable, protecting it has not been all that profitable. Nature conservation, as a result, has been chronically underfunded. Investments in conservation to date have been disproportionately funded by governments and a... Continue Reading »

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