More N.S. forests protected from development
The Nature Conservancy of Canada has acquired three private properties in eastern Nova Scotia that are home to black bears, bobcats and migratory birds.
The conservation group says the 193 hectares of forest and wetlands connect the existing White Lakes and Ship Harbour-Long Lake wilderness areas and will be protected from development.
The properties are also home to species at risk, including the wood turtle and mainland moose.
The Nature Conservancy of Canada has helped protect almost 10,000 hectares of land in Nova Scotia.