Canada and Nova Scotia commit to shared actions to protect more nature and biodiversity

By Environment and Climate Change Canada
Cision Newswire
August 18, 2022
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada East

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia — Canada and Nova Scotia marked their shared commitment to nature conservation next to the Blue Mountain – Birch Cove Lakes wilderness area, the site of the first proposed national urban park in Nova Scotia. The two governments agreed to work on a funded Nature Agreement that will focus on a number of nature-related opportunities, including protecting more natural spaces in Nova Scotia and increasing habitat protection for species at risk and migratory birds; complete the pre-feasibility assessment and work toward the designation of the proposed national urban park at Blue Mountain – Birch Cove Lakes; seek new opportunities for connecting key areas of protected and conserved lands, including by completing a pilot project in Nova Scotia under Parks Canada’s National Program for Ecological Corridors; and develop a funding agreement to conserve old-growth forests and address the hemlock woolly adelgid.

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