Île Deschailllons (Photo by NCC)

Île Deschailllons (Photo by NCC)

News Releases

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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