Moose sex corridor expands with land donation
Project aims to help mating moose move from New Brunswick into Nova Scotia
The Nature Conservancy of Canada has received another 83 hectares of private land to help it promote cross-border moose love at the boundary of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.
The land conservation group has been assembling parcels of land to form a corridor on the Chignecto Isthmus as part of its so-called Moose Sex Project.
To date, donations have come from a number of private landowners, including Derek Burney, the former Canadian ambassador to the United States.
The latest donation, announced on Thursday, is from Kenneth Lund and his late brother Daniel Lund of Sackville, N.B.
They have provided wooded land along Route 16, about six kilometres from Baie Verte, between the Missiquash Marsh and the Tintamarre National Wildlife Area.
The project is aimed at encouraging the migration of New Brunswick's healthy moose population into mainland Nova Scotia, where the species has been endangered since 2003.
The conservation group notes that in addition to moose, other mammals and bird species such as Canada lynx, bobcat and northern goshawk can use the corridor between the two Maritime provinces.