Nova Scotia Renews Partnership with Land Protection Organizations

The Province is renewing its partnership with two organizations to protect thousands of hectares of Nova Scotia land.

The Province announced on April 21 an investment of up to $1.5-million over three years to help protect important lands in Nova Scotia. Through the partnerships with the Nova Scotia Nature Trust and the Nature Conservancy of Canada, up to $3-million worth of land will be protected.

As of Jan. 1, Nova Scotia had protected 8.8 per cent of its land. The province intends to release a proposed protected areas plan for further public review late this year.

For more information on Nova Scotia's 12 per cent goal, visit www.gov.ns.ca/nse/12percent/.

For more information on Nova Scotia Nature Trust, visit Nova Scotia Nature Trust. For information of the and Nature Conservancy of Canada, visit Nature Conservancy Canada.