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Cobequid Hills, Colchester County, Nova Scotia (Photo by Mike Dembeck)

Cobequid Hills, Colchester County, Nova Scotia (Photo by Mike Dembeck)

News Releases

  • Globally rare plant one step closer to being protected thanks to efforts by the Nature Conservancy of Canada
    September 6, 2022

    The Nature Conservancy of Canada expands a nature reserve on Nova Scotia’s most westerly point. One third of Brier Island (406 hectares total) is now protected.
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  • Nature Conservancy of Canada protects crucial habitat for endangered mainland moose and several species at risk
    August 16, 2022

    There is good news for Nova Scotia’s embattled and endangered mainland moose. The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is today announcing a new nature reserve in southwestern Nova Scotia. The not-for-profit organization has purchased 296 hectares of intact forest, freshwater wetlands, the shorelines of three lakes and Armstrong’s Island.
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  • Nature Conservancy of Canada expands upon existing key wilderness area along the Musquodoboit River in southcentral Nova Scotia
    June 16, 2022

    The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is announcing the expansion of an important private land conservation area in southcentral Nova Scotia. The not-for-profit conservation organization has purchased 51 hectares of intact forest, freshwater wetlands, lakes and a one-kilometre section of river frontage along the Musquodoboit River.
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  • Nature Conservancy of Canada gets major land donation for the Chignecto Isthmus “Moose Sex” Wilderness Corridor Project
    February 28, 2022

    A critically important area for wildlife in the Maritimes is getting a big boost. A large parcel of forest, wetland and coastline totalling 397 hectares along the New Brunswick–Nova Scotia border is now owned by the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) thanks to a generous gift of land.
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  • Nature Conservancy of Canada protects an additional 157 hectares on Nova Scotia’s South Shore
    February 23, 2022

    The Nature Conservancy (NCC) announced the protection of two new sites along the southwestern shores of Nova Scotia. The Nature Conservancy of Canada has finalized the purchase of 110 hectares here and has also received a partial land donation of over 47 hectares along the Port Joli Peninsula.
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  • Rare forest and over 25 kilometres of lake shoreline now protected
    February 15, 2022

    The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) has announced a significant private land conservation area in Nova Scotia. The not-for-profit conservation organization has purchased 950 hectares of mature Acadian (Wabanaki) forest, over 25 kilometres of undisturbed lakefront shoreline and 130 hectares of freshwater wetlands in Upper Ohio.
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  • Nature Conservancy of Canada announces new East Coast Nature Fund
    December 1, 2021

    The Nature Conservancy of Canada is appealing to people, businesses, foundations and all levels of government to help lay the foundation for the next 50 years by helping the group protect more of our forests, wetlands and coastal shoreline areas.
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  • Long-time conservationist and mentor retires from NCC
    October 29, 2021

    Linda Stephenson leaves a natural legacy across the country.
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  • Prince Edward Island resident to help guide conservation group
    October 13, 2021

    Ann Worth, a PEI-based international business consultant, has been named Chair of the Nature Conservancy of Canada’s Atlantic Regional Board of Directors.
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  • Old-growth Acadian forest conserved in Yarmouth County
    June 11, 2021

    A beautiful area in southwest Nova Scotia that is home to trees over 100 years old is getting some tender loving care. The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is now the proud owner of a 119-hectare (294-acre) forested site in North Kemptville.
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  • Nature Conservancy of Canada providing youth employment this summer
    April 13, 2021

    Today’s interns are aspiring biologists, foresters and scientists, so by investing in them, we are contributing to Canada’s conservation leaders of tomorrow.
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  • Kelly Cain to lead Nature Conservancy of Canada in Atlantic Region
    February 24, 2021

    A former senior public servant has become the third regional vice-president of the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) in the Atlantic provinces. Kelly Cain has joined the not-for-profit charity following a thorough recruitment process.
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  • Nature Conservancy of Canada purchases three new sites on Nova Scotia’s southwest shore
    February 1, 2021

    The Nature Conservancy of Canada is announcing the protection of three coastal properties totalling 48 hectares (117 acres) on Roberts Island in the Municipality of the District of Argyle that will protect rare plants, including eastern baccharis.
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  • For pandemic-weary Canadians, nature is a relief
    January 28, 2021

    A new Ipsos poll finds Canadians have turned to nature in significant numbers.
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  • Nature Conservancy of Canada announces projects to protect unique landscapes in Nova Scotia
    November 10, 2020

    The Nature Conservancy of Canada is looking for help to secure two properties for conservation in southwestern Nova Scotia.
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  • Nature Conservancy of Canada conserves old Acadian forest and gypsum landscapes in Cape Breton
    October 20, 2020

    The Nature Conservancy of Canada has announced its purchase of two new sites in central Cape Breton, totalling 251 hectares (620 acres). The projects protect old Acadian forest, unique karst (gypsum-based) landscapes and freshwater wetlands that support rare plants.
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  • NCC expands Pugwash Estuary Nature Reserve
    August 17, 2020

    The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) has purchased 65 hectares (162 acres) on the southeastern shore of the Pugwash Estuary, expanding NCC’s nature reserve here to 570 hectares (1,408 acres).
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  • Conservation partnership creates new wilderness park in Halifax
    January 20, 2020

    A unique public park has been established in Halifax, thanks to a remarkable partnership between the Halifax Regional Municipality, NCC and The Shaw Group Ltd.
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  • Bay of Fundy areas designated significant for imperiled shorebirds
    September 5, 2019

    New areas on the Bay of Fundy are being internationally recognized as key wildlife habitats for imperiled shorebirds, thanks to a successful initiative led by the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) and its partners.
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