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 2,500 hectares (6,200 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

Volunteers from the Royal Canadian Navy planting trees, Governors Island, PEI (Photo by NCC)

Volunteers from the Royal Canadian Navy planting trees, Governors Island, PEI (Photo by NCC)

Royal Canadian Navy volunteers help plant trees

When you’re reforesting an island, it’s handy to have friends with boats. Thank you to the members of the Royal Canadian Navy who volunteered to help plant 100 trees on Governors Island. Continue Reading »

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 »

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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