Group adds to protected land in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick
The Nature Conservancy of Canada received a donation of nine parcels of ecologically significant land in northeastern New Brunswick, some of which is shown in this undated handout photo. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-The Nature Conservancy of Canada-Mike Dembeck)
The Canadian Press
Published Tuesday, January 12, 2016 10:58AM EST
SHEDIAC, N.B. - The Nature Conservancy of Canada is protecting two more ecologically sensitive areas on the Chignecto Isthmus, which links Nova Scotia with New Brunswick.
The sites protect 137 hectares of land in Haute Aboujagane and near Upper Cape.
In total the conservancy now protects more than 1,200 hectares on the Isthmus.
The Haute Aboujagane property is the second donation for conservation by the family of Derek Burney, Canada's former ambassador to the United States.
The property near Upper Cape was donated by a family who wishes to remain anonymous.
The Chignecto Isthmus provides habitat for moose, bobcat and various other species and is an important stopover for migrating waterfowl.