Endangered Blanding's turtle habitat protected
Nova Scotia Nature Trust says fewer than 500 adult Blanding's turtles left
The trust says Bull Moose Meadow located near Kejimkujik National Park provides freshwater wetland habitats for the turtles, as well as at-risk birds, snakes and rare plants.
But the trust says hatchlings have a survival rate of less than one per cent and are struggling to survive as more cottages and roads are built where they live.
Bull Moose Meadow is the fifth conservation site the trust has protected for the turtles.