What we do

Our vision is to keep at least half of Canada's public land and water wild — forever. We focus on protecting many important areas of Canada's wilderness. Find out about the issues we work on below, or click on a link to the right to more about where we work.

Education

Education

CPAWS-Nova Scotia has a number of programs underway to get people outdoors and learn about nature, particularly younger people and youth groups. Learn more about Education
Wilderness

Wilderness

Nova Scotia is home to some spectacular wilderness, from the rugged coasts of the Eastern Shore, to the Cape Breton Highlands, to the vast forests of southwestern Nova Scotia. We are fortunate to have wilderness close to home, but it's under threat. Learn more about Wilderness
Marine

Marine

Canada has the longest coastline of any country in the world and a strong connection to the seas. As a nation, we have a big responsibility, yet less than 1% of Canada's marine waters have any form of protection. Learn more about Marine

Current campaigns

Blue Mountain - Birch Cove Lakes

Blue Mountain - Birch Cove Lakes

Only a few kilometres from downtown Halifax, the Blue Mountain - Birch Cove Lakes wilderness is in need of more protection. Learn more about Blue Mountain - Birch Cove Lakes
Chignecto Isthmus

Chignecto Isthmus

The Chignecto Isthmus is the narrow land bridge that connects North America to Nova Scotia. Only 17 km in width at its narrowest point, this landscape connection provides important habitat for wildlife moving between New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. Learn more about Chignecto Isthmus
Bay of Fundy

Bay of Fundy

The Bay of Fundy is a global treasure in need of greater protection. Despite its ecological significance, the Bay lacks a national marine conservation area. Learn more about Bay of Fundy
Sable Island National Park Reserve

Sable Island National Park Reserve

Sable Island is Canada's newest national park. Learn more about Sable Island National Park Reserve
Chignecto

Chignecto

Protected!! Nova Scotia government announces two new protected wilderness areas at Chignecto. Learn more about Chignecto
St. Anns Bank

St. Anns Bank

St. Anns Bank is an Area of Interest for a new marine protected area on the Eastern Scotian Shelf. Learn more about St. Anns Bank
Stop clearcutting

Stop clearcutting

In Nova Scotia, most forest harvesting is done using clearcuts. Something must change, and soon. Learn more about Stop clearcutting

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