Keep The Rock Rugged
Hikers at Freshwater Bay, NL (Photo by NCC)
Now, more than ever, nature needs you.
Newfoundland and Labrador has the third-smallest percentage of protected land of any province. As the only land trust in this province, the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) has protected over 5,600 hectares here. Even though the wilderness in Newfoundland and Labrador is just steps from your door, no matter where you are in the province, it is fragmented. The ability to find untouched wilderness is getting smaller. As a result, nature’s ability to conserve biodiversity and lessen the effects of climate change is greatly reduced.
We are over halfway to our goal to raise $3 million! But we need your help.
Your support will unlock dollar-for-dollar matching, leveraging up to $1 million from the Government of Canada to ensure the campaign’s success.
Your donation will:
- connect the puzzle pieces to expand two keystone nature reserves: Salmonier Nature Reserve and Grand Codroy Estuary Nature Reserve;
- double the number of youth internships in the province each year;
- provide us with the opportunity to engage the community in five events per year;
- allow us to invest in innovative technology that allows for better care of all 11 nature reserves across the province; and support new and additional protected areas on federally owned across the province. This is critical as 88 per cent of the 41 million hectares in the province is federally owned. Nature keeps us grounded, connected and healthy — both mentally and physically. But more than that, the province’s boreal forests, wetlands and coastal areas help protect our communities against the effects of climate change, absorb carbon dioxide, provide buffers for flooding and purify our water.
Donate today to support conservation in Newfoundland and Labrador and double your gift! Your contribution will help unlock funds from the Government of Canada and private funders.