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. Located off the southwestern tip of Nova Scotia, the island is one of the region’s most important sites for migratory birds. Seal Island is renowned for its vast numbers of birds, variety of species and rarities. Its protection is welcome news amidst plummeting migratory bird populations across the planet.
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! Thanks to the faithful support of our incredible donors, volunteers, landowners and conservation partners, we were able to leverage over $5 million to protect 3,200 acres of high-priority conservation lands across the province in less than six months through our historic Lasting Landscapes campaign. 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.
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, near the community of Colpton, Lunenburg County, has been permanently protected by the Nova Scotia Nature Trust, protecting essential habitat for provincially and federally threatened Eastern Ribbonsnakes and endangered Blanding’s Turtles. 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.
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!