Île Deschailllons (Photo by NCC)

Île Deschailllons (Photo by NCC)

News Releases

  • $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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  • 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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  • 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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