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Since 1962, Canada’s leading not-for-profit, private land conservation organization, the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC), has been protecting Ontario’s most important natural areas and the species they sustain. Along with its partners, NCC has helped to protect more than 84,226 hectares (more than 208,127 acres) in Ontario. From the north shore of Lake Superior to Pelee Island in Lake Erie, NCC works to protect the province’s most significant natural landscapes.

Stories from the Field

Blue-spotted salamander (Photo by John Mitchell, Figment Films)

Blue-spotted salamander (Photo by John Mitchell, Figment Films)

Salamanders of Pelee Island

Pelee Island is home to three species of salamander: red-spotted newt, small-mouthed salamander and blue-spotted salamander. It is also home to a unique population of unisexual (all-female) salamanders found nowhere else in Canada. Continue Reading »

Southern Norfolk Sand Plain prescribed burn (photo by NCC)

Southern Norfolk Sand Plain prescribed burn (photo by NCC)

Blazing a path for butterflies

NCC staff completed their first prescribed burn in the Southern Norfolk Sand Plain this spring - part of a multi-year habitat management project funded by the Canada Nature Fund to restore grassland habitat for the endangered mottled duskywing. Continue Reading »

From Our Blog

One of the millions of monarchs I saw in the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve in Michoacán, Mexico (Photo by Alberto Becerra)

One of the millions of monarchs I saw in the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve in Michoacán, Mexico (Photo by Alberto Becerra)

Monarch migration reflections

August 5, 2020

I am an immigrant to this country, as are most people across this diverse continent with such a complex history. In fact, all who are not indigenous to this land are immigrants. When I was just a toddler, my family and I immigrated to Canada from... Continue Reading »

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