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. The new conservation sites extend the ecologically rich corridor of protected lands to over 1300 acres and 21 kilometres of river shoreline, encompassing unique old growth forests, intact floodplains, and endangered wildlife.
New Urban Wildlands Saved in Halifax
16 Aug 2018
Nature Trust protects new urban wildlands on the Pennant River near Sambro - preserving over 300 acres of lakes, river, wetlands and coastal barrens. These conservation lands are just 30 minutes from downtown Halifax and were entrusted to our care by an anonymous donor.
La Grande Île—New Conservation Lands a Double Win for Conservation
20 Jun 2018
We are delighted to announce new Nature Trust conservation lands, protecting a nationally imperilled plant species found nowhere else in Canada. The Digby County property, generously donated by Mary Guptill and Delbé Comeau, is one of only two protected habitats for Sweet Pepperbush in Canada. The announcement marks a significant step towards recovery for this threatened species.
New Refuge for Globally Declining Shorebirds
10 May 2018
In honour of World Migratory Bird Day, we are delighted to announce new conservation lands today, protecting important habitat for migratory shorebirds. The 16 acre coastal property near Port Joli, Queens County was entrusted to us by the Nova Scotia Bird Society Sanctuary Trust. With shorebirds declining globally at an alarming rate, the announcement is exciting news for birds and bird conservation.
Nature Trust Protects Land, Fulfils Conservation Dream in Cape Breton
25 Oct 2017
The Nova Scotia Nature Trust announced today the protection of two new conservation lands on the Bras d’Or Lake, Cape Breton. Generously donated by Alastair Saunders and Chris Corston, the new conservation lands extend the Nature Trust protected areas in Cape Breton. The land gift also fulfils a mother’s dream, keeping a treasured piece of family land wild, forever.
Mitchell’s Pool : Sobey Family Protects Land on the St. Mary’s River
15 Aug 2017
David and Faye Sobey entrust their 30 acre property on the St. Mary’s River to the care of the Nova Scotia Nature Trust.
Nova Scotian Families Honoured in Canada 150 Celebration
07 Jun 2017
On World Environment Day, the Nova Scotia Nature Trust and two local families were recognised at a national event hosted by federal environment Minister McKenna and attended by a United Nations delegation. Environment and Climate Change Canada celebrated the important role private landowners and land trusts play in protecting Canada’s natural legacy.
Nature Trust Announces New Freshwater Refuge for Wildlife
21 Apr 2017
In celebration of Earth Day, the Nova Scotia Nature Trust announced new conservation lands on Hog Lake in Queen’s County, Nova Scotia. The property was generously donated to the Nature Trust to protect important freshwater habitats and associated wildlife, including three species on Canada’s endangered species list.
Generous Gift of Islands adds to the 100 Wild Islands Legacy
22 Jul 2016
The Nova Scotia Nature Trust announced today the protection of two spectacular coastal gems, Laybolt and Witchwood Islands, the latest additions to the land trust’s iconic 100 Wild Islands coastal legacy campaign.
Bird Society and Nature Trust Team up for Bird Conservation
09 May 2016
The Nova Scotia Nature Trust announced a generous donation by the Nova Scotia Bird Society of seven islands and one coastal property, supporting almost 300 acres of important habitat for birds. The two organisations are combining forces to ensure that these critical sanctuaries for birds are protected, forever.