Prince Edward Island

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The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) has been working on Prince Edward Island since 1978. Since that time, we have helped protect close to 2,400 hectares (5,800 acres) of some of the most ecologically significant parts of the Island. PEI is Canada’s most densely populated province, and its remaining areas of intact dunes, salt marsh and Acadian forest are precious. NCC is proud to have helped our partners create 23 protected areas in the province. We also own and care for 10 other nature reserves on PEI. NCC’s nature reserves conserve some of the wildest landscapes on the island and are open for all to enjoy.   

Stories from the Field

Hannah Kiensle (Photo by NCC)

Hannah Kiensle (Photo by NCC)

Giant dandelion taking up space

We are working to remove perennial sow-thistle (giant dandelion) an aggressive invasive species from Blooming Point. Continue Reading »

Musquodoboit River, NS (Photo by NCC)

Musquodoboit River, NS (Photo by NCC)

Active Rivers Area project: Supporting nature-based solutions for rivers, fish and communities

The Active Rivers Area project, developed with funding from Environment and Climate Change Canada and the Sustainable Forestry Initiative, used geomatic information mapping software to map the full extent of riparian zones across the three Maritime provinces and southern Quebec. Continue Reading »

From Our Blog

Misty Darkwoods forest, BC (Photo by Bruce Kirkby)

Misty Darkwoods forest, BC (Photo by Bruce Kirkby)

Conservation finance: Making nature investable

May 4, 2021

While nature is incredibly valuable, protecting it has not been all that profitable. Nature conservation, as a result, has been chronically underfunded. Investments in conservation to date have been disproportionately funded by governments and a... Continue Reading »

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