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Nature Conservancy protects 3 northeast properties

CBC.ca

1565 days ago   Article ID# 1496865
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Nature Conservancy of Canada

TORONTO, CANADA (CBC.ca) - The Nature Conservancy of Canada has announced the conservation of three new properties in northeast New Brunswick to help protect at-risk species, including the nationally endangered piping plover.

The three additions, totalling 28 hectares, expand NCC’s existing nature preserve at the Tabusintac Estuary and Lagoon located on the Acadian Peninsula.

They feature salt marshes and sand beaches, which provide ideal nesting habitat for piping plover, a bird species experiencing a severe population decrease in Atlantic Canada.

The Tabusintac Estuary is also home to the second largest tern colony in Atlantic Canada and vast beds of eel-grass provide an important food source for migratory waterfowl, including American back duck, scoter, common eider, brant, Canada goose and long-tailed duck.

“These acquisitions mark another achievement under our government's Natural Areas Conservation Program,” Environment Minister Peter Kent stated in a news release.

“With this investment, we are taking real action to protect and conserve our ecosystems and sensitive species for present and future generations,” he said.

“The actions of Canadians today will help to protect the abundance and variety of life that will constitute an integral part of our natural heritage tomorrow.”

NCC has been working at the Tabusintac Estuary and Lagoon since 1993 and has protected nearly 430 hectares for at-risk wildlife and plants.

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