Nova Scotia is home to some of Canada’s most endangered species, such as the Blanding’s Turtle, Plymouth Gentian, Piping Plover and Boreal Felt Lichen.

Fortunately, we can take action to help save these species by preserving and protecting their habitats. The Nature Trust is making great progress in saving critical habitat for species at risk, and raising awareness about how landowners can get involved in wildlife conservation.

Blanding's Turtle on log (photo credit: Jeffie McNeil)
Plymouth Gentian (John Paterson)
Piping plover chick. Photo: Jason Dain
Endangered Canada Warbler (Photo credit: Scott Leslie)
Eastern Ribbon Snake. Photo: Jeffie McNeil
Blue felt lichen at Acaciaville.

Thank You to Our Partners

We collaborate with conservation partners to advance the science and practice of conservation biology in Nova Scotia. Together we contribute to the identification of priority lands for protection and to the creation and operation of monitoring programs. We also support Recovery Teams working to regenerate at-risk species.

These groups are key in helping us learn more about and prioritise our work on endangered species:

How You Can Help

Get to know the endangered species of Nova Scotia, so you can recognise them when you see them. Visit the Species at Risk website for great photos and biological information.

To help protect critical habitat for Nova Scotia’s endangered species, you can make a donation or volunteer with us, and sign up for our monthly newsletter to stay connected with Nature Trust news.

Learn more about how we protect and care for land.

Learn about our other Conservation Priorities.


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