Île Deschailllons (Photo by NCC)

Île Deschailllons (Photo by NCC)

News Releases

  • 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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  • Driving force in saving Quebec’s nature retires
    July 2, 2021

    A major force in nature conservation in Quebec is retiring. Nathalie Zinger is finishing an impressive 14-year career with the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC). Along with her time with NCC, Nathalie worked with the Québec Labrador Foundation, WWF-Canada, Héritage Montréal and was a director with Birds Canada, a Governor of les amis de la montagne, and a Member of the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Advisory Board at McGill University.
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  • Nature Conservancy of Canada urging people to be vigilant about ticks
    June 10, 2021

    Many Quebecers are making plans to enjoy the rest of spring and summer outdoors. With tick season running from now until October, the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is urging people to take precautions on trails and in forests against little freeloaders. Blacklegged ticks (also called deer ticks) can carry various bacterial diseases that are harmful to humans. Lyme disease, for example, is an infectious disease spread by blacklegged tick bites.
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  • Nature Conservancy of Canada wants motorists to help turtles cross the road and get to the other side
    May 23, 2021

    Many people may feel a bit like turtles this spring — eager to soon safely emerge from our shells and get back to enjoying the world. For humans, this might mean masking up and swapping sweatpants for going-out clothes. For turtles, it means braving busy roads to find mates and get to their nesting grounds.
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  • Rescuing a fragile friend: NCC protects essential land for spiny softshell turtle
    May 13, 2021

    The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) today announced the acquisition of two properties along the Rivière aux Brochets in Pike River, Montérégie. These properties feature habitats essential to spiny softshell turtle. The species is designated endangered under Canada’s Species at Risk Act and threatened under the Quebec Act Respecting Threatened or Vulnerable Species. In Quebec, this turtle is now found only in the Lake Champlain area.
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  • The Partenariat pour les milieux naturels project
    April 22, 2021

    The Partenariat pour les milieux naturels project (PPMN) is a co-funding agreement established between the MELCC and NCC in Quebec from 2020 to 2023. The PPMN aims to develop the network of protected areas located on private land through protection and knowledge acquisition activities, the establishment of nature reserves and the enhancement of natural environments.
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  • Looking for volunteers for a western chorus frog inventory
    April 7, 2021

    The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is looking for volunteers to participate in an inventory of the chorus frog in the Ottawa Valley (City of Gatineau and Pontiac RCM).
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  • Fun family activity to do this weekend
    February 10, 2021

    During the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, people are often looking for fun things to do and learn. If you need some inspiration for the coming weekend, the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is sharing an idea.
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  • For pandemic-weary Canadians, nature is a relief
    February 1, 2021

    Canadians have turned to nature in significant numbers to help them cope with the impacts of COVID-19. A new Ipsos poll conducted for the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) reveals that 94 per cent of people credit time spent in nature with helping them to relieve the stress and anxiety of the pandemic’s second wave.
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  • The Nature Conservancy of Canada improves the movement of species in the Forillon ecological corridor.
    January 26, 2021

    The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is pleased to announce that it has improved a vital area for wildlife and plants in Quebec.
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  • Nature Conservancy of Canada protects habitat for an endangered butterfly in the Gaspé Peninsula
    December 14, 2020

    The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is opening a holiday present early in order to share it with residents of the Gaspé Peninsula ahead of Christmas.
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  • Conservation area in the Green Mountains is expanded
    July 13, 2020

    The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) today announced the protection of 100 hectares (247 acres) on the southern flank of the Sutton Mountains, in the Eastern Townships. Thanks to the Krieg family, who donated a portion of the value of their land to the charitable organization, this regionally significant natural gem will be conserved for the long term.
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  • Save turtles, one photo at a time
    May 22, 2020

    Despite the upheaval in our daily lives, this spring is much like any other for turtle species. World Turtle Day is May 23. It is a good time to observe turtles on Quebec's roads, while complying with the government's travel guidelines in the context of COVID-19.
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  • Piece of conservation puzzle added to Ottawa Valley
    February 15, 2020

    The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is announcing the protection of a 31-hectare (78-acre) forest and wetland property in the municipality of Bristol, Quebec.
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  • The Nature Conservancy of Canada suggests leaving your old Christmas tree in your backyard
    January 2, 2020

    If you’d like to prolong the holiday spirit and share the gift of giving with wildlife, then the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) has a suggestion. This year, instead of bringing your old Christmas tree to the curb, the not-for-profit, private land conservation group suggests putting it in your own backyard.
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  • Enjoy four winter activities at the Nature Conservancy of Canada’s Nature Destinations
    December 19, 2019

    The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) encourages everyone to go out and explore Quebec's natural areas this winter. As Canada's largest private land conservation organization, NCC protects forests, rivers, prairies and lakes across the country. NCC’s Nature Destinations program offers a network of exceptional natural areas that are accessible to the public. These places are ideal to unwind in nature, engage in outdoor activities or immerse yourself in a winter wonderland.
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  • Ottawa couple protects nine kilometres on Rivière Rouge in major forest corridor in the Laurentians
    December 12, 2019

    The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) has received a generous gift of land that expands a key wilderness corridor between Ottawa and Montreal. The not-for-profit group today announced it is now the owner of 685 hectares (1,692 acres) of forested land in Harrington, Quebec.
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  • Conservation group encourages people to leave their leaves on the ground
    October 17, 2019

    One of the most beautiful aspects of fall, the changing colour of leaves, comes with an onerous task: raking them all up. The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC), however, has some green advice for people wishing to avoid back-breaking yard work: leave the rake in the shed and the leaves on the ground.
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  • People encouraged to get outdoors this fall
    September 11, 2019

    If people are looking for things to see and do over this fall, the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is helping out with some ideas and inspiration to spend time outdoors.
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  • NCC and RESAM join forces to protect natural environments
    September 3, 2019

    The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) and the Regroupement des sociétés d'aménagement forestier du Québec (RESAM) are pooling their expertise to inform, engage and support woodlot owners in sustainable forest management, and as a result address climate change.
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