Cape Breton’s Conservation Hero, David Rumsey
25 Oct 2019
This year in the Mabou Highlands of Cape Breton, the Nature Trust has secured the largest protected area in our 25 year history. But behind this success story is a long and arduous journey of hurdles and delays — an impossible feat without the herculean efforts and generosity of this year’s Nature Trust Conservation Award recipient.
A wondrous win for birds – Seal Island protected
17 Aug 2019
We’ve got good news for birds and bird lovers. On Friday August 16, we officially announced the protection of 650 acres on Seal Island. Its protection is welcome news amidst plummeting migratory bird populations across the planet.
Coastal Islands – an important intersection of bird and biodiversity conservation
07 Aug 2019
Islands throughout the world are known for supporting a vast percentage of global biodiversity, yet they are isolated and fragile ecosystems threatened by a variety of pressures like development and invasive species. In Nova Scotia, we have a shoreline that is studded with islands of all shapes and at varying distances from the mainland.
Celebrating a Historic Year in Conservation
26 Jun 2019
What a year – 2019 has been the most exciting and successful year for conversation achievements in the Nature Trust's 25 year history! Find out more by reading our 2018/2019 Gratitude Report and watch a short video highlighting the awe-inspiring beauty of these new conservation lands.
Big Win For Biodiversity on the St. Mary’s — Welcome News Amidst Growing Global Crisis
24 May 2019
There is more good news for nature in Nova Scotia today. We are celebrating four new conservation sites on the St. Mary’s River in honour of both the International Day for Biological Diversity and World Turtle Day.
Sanctuary for endangered reptiles expanded through Lasting Landscapes—the first of 17 new conservation sites celebrated!
06 May 2019
Nova Scotia’s most endangered reptiles will emerge from hibernation knowing more of their critical habitat has been safeguarded. That is because a 93-acre property in Barren Meadow has been permanently protected by the Nova Scotia Nature Trust. This is the first of 17 new conservation sites celebrated that were protected through the Lasting Landscapes campaign.
Nature Trust’s Historic Land Campaign to Exceed Ambitious Targets
28 Mar 2019
Our Lasting Landscapes campaign was already on track for historic land conservation achievements. Now, an unexpected $400,000 top-up in matching funds means even greater biodiversity wins can be leveraged for Nova Scotia. But to seize this new opportunity, we need to raise another $100,000, and protect 2 new conservation sites, by April 5, 2019.
International Day of Forests – Celebrating the Floodplain Forest
21 Mar 2019
In celebration of the International Day of Forests, the Nature Trust would like to pay homage to the floodplain forest.
Baddeck River Lands Adds to Our Historic Land Campaign
01 Mar 2019
Baddeck River Conservation Lands protects 130 acres of old growth forests, habitat for endangered wildlife, and ensures the future of a major provincial Wilderness Area in Cape Breton.
Nature Trust Announces Historic Land Campaign: Big Win for Canada’s Biodiversity
12 Feb 2019
The Nova Scotia Nature Trust announced an ambitious land conservation campaign today, made possible by an historic federal investment in biodiversity conservation. We could protect as many as 15 new conservation sites encompassing over 1200 hectares (3,000 acres) of Nova Scotia’s best natural areas. That’s as much land as we land protected in our first 13 years of land conservation, in just a few months!