Major coastal conservation wins on the Bras d’Or
04 Jul 2023
We’re pleased to introduce you to the Nature Trust’s newest group of conservation lands: Pony’s Point and Maskell’s Harbour Beach, spanning nearly 460 acres of spectacular forest, rolling hills, and over three kilometres of Bras d’Or Lake shoreline in Maskell’s Harbour.
Species-at-risk habitat protected on new Conservation Lands
01 May 2023
We've recently secured two more properties, with a special thanks to Wayne and Bertha Fiddes! Salmon Lake and Deep Brook Bog near Pleasant River in Kespukwitk/Southwest NS both offer immense conservation value as they provide crucial habitat for a variety of species, including ACPF, Blanding's Turtles, Eastern Ribbonsnake and more.
A Year-End Win for Biodiversity in Nova Scotia: Six new conservation lands protected forever
21 Dec 2022
We're so excited to announce six new protected areas across the province that will be secured before the end of 2022, from Cape Breton to the south shore. On the heels of the recent COP15 United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity, halting biodiversity loss has never felt more urgent, with world leaders now aligned on a global target to protect 30 per cent of the planet by 2030. This announcement is a timely step toward that ambitious goal.
Good news for turtles: New protected land added to Barren Meadow assemblage!
05 Jan 2022
We're delighted to report that, thanks to the generosity of so many turtle-loving Nova Scotians, we have added 50 acres to a growing Barren Meadow assemblage of critical habitat for endangered turtles!
Give endangered turtles a home for the holidays – and forever
09 Dec 2021
This holiday season, turtle-lovers have a unique chance to give our province’s beloved shelled friends a home for the holidays – and forever. Only four species of turtle live in Nova Scotia, and three of them are at risk of extinction, due in large part to habitat loss. We’re working to protect land in the province’s most significant turtle habitat, and your support by December 31 can help give turtles the gift of safety.
Nature Trust saves rare coastal gem at Port La Tour
24 Jun 2021
While Nova Scotians are emerging from pandemic lockdown, some flighty south shore residents are also gathering and celebrating! Just in time for our feathered friends’ return, we're proud to announce that we have saved a spectacular coastal wilderness near Port La Tour on Nova Scotia’s south shore. The 364 acre purchase secures one of the province’s last remaining large and ecologically rich coastal properties, and a significant site for migratory, overwintering and nesting birds.
Saving space for Canada’s rarest wildflowers
29 Jun 2020
We’ve recently protected an additional 17 acres of critical habitat on Gillfillan Lake for Plymouth Gentian—one of Canada’s rarest and most endangered plants, so they can continue to blossom in the future.
More Good News for Turtles: Addition to Bull Moose Meadow Turtle Sanctuary
29 May 2020
Exciting news about a new haven for endangered turtles in southwest Nova Scotia!
Adopt-A-Turtle Campaign Launched to Help Save New Turtle Sanctuary
21 May 2020
Nova Scotia’s endangered Blanding’s turtles could soon have a new safe haven in southwest Nova Scotia. Turtle lovers can help these endangered critters, and share their passion for nature with isolated friends and family, through our Adopt-a-Turtle campaign.