Saving Turtles

There is something about turtles we just can’t help but love. Nova Scotia’s turtles are also a big focus for Nature Trust conservation efforts because they are all species in trouble. Blanding’s turtles, Wood Turtles and Snapping turtles are all federally and provincially listed as ‘species-at-risk.’ Painted turtles are also being carefully monitored as their populations decline.

Our turtles face growing threats from habitat loss and fragmentation as well as vehicle strikes.

So the Nature Trust is taking action to save our treasured turtles, and you can too.

From the St. Mary’s River to the Medway and Mersey watersheds in the Southwest, the Nature Trust is actively working to save critical habitat for turtles. We are protecting places where turtles can thrive.

Funds raised from turtle ‘adoptions’ will help to protect important natural areas, including a potential new sanctuary for endangered turtles in Queen’s County. We hope the campaign will bring in the final $20,000 needed to save this property by June 22.

Help save turtles today

Adopting a Turtle is a great way to show you care—about nature and about your friends and family too.

You can help save endangered turtles and other wildlife and share your passion for nature by adopting a turtle in someone’s honour. Reach out to those you miss, appreciate or want to celebrate during these times of challenge and isolation.

With each adoption you will receive:

  • TAX RECEIPT for the full value of your gift
  • Official Adoption Certificate
  • Beautiful turtle notecards
  • Letter highlighting the conservation work your gift makes possible
  • FREE shipping (to you or your adoption honoree)

Make a charitable gift today in honour of the turtles you love.

Your donation helps to save new protected areas, provide long-term care and stewardship to keep turtles and other wildlife thriving, and provide unique opportunities for people to connect to and learn about nature.

With each donation you will receive:

  • TAX RECEIPT for the full value of your gift

SPECIAL PRIZE:

For all donations received by June 22, you will be entered in a draw to win one of 10 limited edition Blanding’s Turtle prints by Alanna Baird

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