Nova Scotia

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The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) has been creating a natural legacy in Nova Scotia for 50 years. NCC's work in the province dates back to 1971, with 210 hectares (more than 520 acres) conserved at Sight Point in Cape Breton’s Mabou Highlands. NCC has worked with individuals and communities to protect more than 16,500 hectares (41,300 acres) in 43 projects across the province.

Together we are making a difference in all corners of picturesque Nova Scotia; from strategic land securement initiatives, to restoring and protecting habitat, to important stewardship and land management activities. From rural areas to Halifax County, we are diligently working to sustain the province's natural heritage for today and for our children and grandchildren.

Stories from the Field

Samantha and Ben in the field, Shaw Wilderness Park, NS (Photo by NCC)

Samantha and Ben in the field, Shaw Wilderness Park, NS (Photo by NCC)

A warm welcome back to nature

The Shaw Wilderness Park calls to Haligonians on warm summer days. And when you answer the call to visit a Nature Conservancy of Canada property, you could run into an amazing conservation team searching for at-risk creatures. Learn more> Continue Reading »

Beth Brooks, Conservation Intern (Photo by NCC)

Beth Brooks, Conservation Intern (Photo by NCC)

First steps as a summer intern

This summer, NCC’s Atlantic Region will host 13 paid internships. Today’s interns are aspiring professionals, and by investing in them, you are contributing to Canada’s conservation leaders of tomorrow. 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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Gifts of Canadian Nature