Île Deschailllons (Photo by NCC)

Île Deschailllons (Photo by NCC)

News Releases

  • From hatching to mating: The Nature Conservancy of Canada protects the wood turtle’s life cycle
    May 17, 2022

    The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is today announcing the protection of two critical habitats for at-risk wood turtles in the Mauricie region.
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  • Spot a turtle on the road? Here's how you can help it
    May 17, 2022

    This is the time of year when turtles embark on their long journey, sometimes covering several kilometres, to find an ideal nesting site. The main problem is roads, as they obviously have no idea what a traffic light is and are unaware of the danger. Here’s how the public can take steps to ensure the turtles’ safety.
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  • This spring, Nature Conservancy of Canada suggests ways to help nature close to home
    May 9, 2022

    As the mercury slowly rises, many Canadians are making springtime plans for their lawns, backyards, flower beds and gardens. While “No Mow” and “Slow Mow May” have been tried by many people over the past couple of springs, the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is encouraging people to find new ways to naturalize their yards.
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  • Pike River reclaims rightful place within heart of village
    April 11, 2022

    The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) today announced the acquisition of 33 hectares, the equivalent of 31 soccer fields, overlooking Rivière aux Brochets in the heart of Frelighsburg.
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  • Conservation group protects five islets on the Richelieu River
    April 3, 2022

    The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is acquiring five islets in the Richelieu River in the Montérégie region to ensure the future of the plants and animals found on them.
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  • Nature Conservancy of Canada offers tips on wildlife interactions
    March 23, 2022

    Early spring draws out animals who may have spent the winter lying low to conserve energy. Now, as snow melts and reveals more food sources, these creatures take the opportunity to find food and spring homes, wherever they can. That’s why it seems many people seem to see and hear more wildlife in their neighbourhoods this time of year.
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  • A new study identifies 25 water crossings requiring priority restoration in the Montérégie region
    March 21, 2022

    Over the past two years, 200 bridges and culverts in the Pike River watershed have been visited by the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC).
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  • Wildlife crossing under Route 117 completed
    February 8, 2022

    The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) has held its promise made back in 2019 and has completed upgrades to a wildlife crossing parallel to the popular trail P'tit Train-du-Nord
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  • Nature remains a restorative force for the pandemic-weary
    February 2, 2022

    People are continuing to seek refuge in the outdoors to help cope with the stress and anxiety of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) says it is important for our physical, mental and emotional well-being to connect with nature.
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  • Rare orchid found near Quebec City spurs protection efforts
    January 18, 2022

    Nature Conservancy of Canada buys bog to protect water, rare orchid
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  • Montérégie family contributes forest to conservation
    January 11, 2022

    The Ryan family has owned the 88-hectare property for 200 years and they are happy to know it's now protected.
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  • Thor Vikström donates Laval island to conservation group
    December 6, 2021

    The Nature Conservancy of Canada is protecting another natural area between Montreal and Laval. hanks to a generous land donation by Thor Vikström, Île Ronde, a three-hectare island on the Rivière des Prairies, is now conserved for the long term.
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  • Pristine island added to protected lands in the Eastern Townships
    November 23, 2021

    Molson Island, the largest pristine island on Lake Memphremagog, is now protected, thanks to a donation from a local cottager. Andrew Howick recently donated the undeveloped 26-hectare island (equivalent to 24 soccer fields) to the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC). A businessman, family man and passionate about the nature on his island, Howick has spent decades pursuing his goal to protect this jewel in Lake Memphremagog.
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  • It’s that Halloween time again: Everything you need to know about bats
    October 26, 2021

    NCC, Zoo de Granby and Appalachian Corridor have put together a series of playful educational videos to raise awareness among children and adults about the problems that bats are facing.
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  • $3M donation helps protect threatened habitats in St. Lawrence River
    October 19, 2021

    Many more threatened habitats throughout the St. Lawrence River will soon be protected by the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC). It is thanks to a $3-million donation from Age of Union, a new non-profit created by Montreal tech entrepreneur Dax Dasilva.
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  • My best-behaved neighbour lives in my backyard... and it's a turtle!
    September 29, 2021

    The Northern Map Turtle populates the shores all around the greater Montreal area, even in very urbanized areas! Considered as an at-risk species in Quebec, this turtle is an important link for life of our waterways. To help it, the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) has implemented initiatives to raise awareness and restore the environment.
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  • Invasive plants under tarps: more effective than sweeping dust under the rug
    September 10, 2021

    The Venise-Ouest peatland (Tourbière-de-Venise Ouest) straddles the municipalities of Venise-en-Québec and Saint-Georges-de-Clarenceville. The fauna and flora it supports are sensitive to disturbance, and right now these plants and animals are being threatened by a imposing invasive species: European common reed, commonly known as phragmites. It degrades the quality of wetland habitats, depriving animals of their natural ecosystems by displacing and out-competing other plant species.
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  • New site to welcome public at the upper marshes of Île aux Grues
    September 1, 2021

    NCC today announced the official opening of two viewing platforms and trails at the upper marshes of Île aux Grues, the largest ecological site of its kind in the St. Lawrence River. The organization is offering the thousands of people who visit its Jean-Paul-Riopelle Nature Reserve every year yet another reason to set foot on the island.
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  • An additional 196 hectares (484 acres) protected in the Outaouais for the benefit of wetlands and their standard-bearer: the frog
    August 19, 2021

    Thanks to the generosity of donor Pierre Boucher and an anonymous donor, who each donated a portion of their property, the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) today announced the protection of 155 hectares (383 acres) in the municipality of Cantley and 41 hectares (101 acres) in the municipality of Val-des-Monts, located north of Gatineau. As part of its work to protect some of Quebec's most precious natural areas, NCC is adding these sites, featuring forests, streams and wetlands, to the 4,000 hectares (9,884 acres) already protected in the Ottawa Valley.
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  • Big Backyard BioBlitz
    July 20, 2021

    From July 29 to August 2, 2021, the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is holding a virtual event encouraging people to observe nature and learn more about habitats and species in their backyards, neighbourhoods, and wherever they find nature.
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