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Opinion: Despite conservation successes, nature still losing ground – Montreal Gazette

by ahnationtalk on September 13, 2017165 Views

A major milestone in Canada’s natural heritage has been reached as the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) has achieved 20,000 days of conservation. It provides an opportunity to celebrate and reflect on the work done by NCC and our partners each day, and the conservation we need to accomplish in the 20,000 days to come.

Since the countdown began in 1962, much has changed at NCC and the world we live in. Originally launched by a small band of determined naturalists, and now a national organization with reach and supporters across the country, NCC has made critical contributions to the conservation of Canada’s wild species and spaces. With our partners and supporters, we’ve helped to protect over 2.8 million acres (1.1 million hectares) of some of the most important natural habitats in Canada.

The Nature Conservancy of Canada’s first project in Alberta was in 1970: Since then, we have completed more than 200 projects, protecting more than 280,000 acres (114,000 hectares) of this province’s most ecologically significant land and water. We continue to work with others to protect and steward Alberta’s natural heritage.

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