Nova Scotia

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The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) has been creating a natural legacy in Nova Scotia for more than 40 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 14,490 hectares (more than 35,805 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

Danielle Horne (Courtesy of Danielle Horne/NCC staff)

Danielle Horne (Courtesy of Danielle Horne/NCC staff)

Connecting with nature under COVID-19

NCC staff participated in the international City Nature Challenge 2020, documenting species close to home. Continue Reading »

Aerial view of Foxner Nature Reserve, NB (Photo by Mike Dembeck)

Aerial view of Foxner Nature Reserve, NB (Photo by Mike Dembeck)

Conserving water for wildlife

For the first time, all the rivers and streams in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, PEI and eastern Quebec have been mapped. Continue Reading »

From Our Blog

Eastern wolf (Photo by Rebecca Rogge, iNaturalist)

Eastern wolf (Photo by Rebecca Rogge, iNaturalist)

Celebrating and conserving all-Canadian wildlife

July 1, 2020

Every nation plays an important role in stopping wildlife extinction. Here in Canada, we have an estimated 80,000 known wild species. They range from pygmy shrew to polar bear, and from stellate sedge to Sitka spruce. Canada plays a critical role... Continue Reading »

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