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.
Over a half million hectares of forest have been clearcut in Nova Scotia over the past two decades, leaving huge scars on the landscape and fewer and fewer places for wildlife to go. Our coastline has been carved-up by development and many cherished places are now destroyed.
Some species, such as the endangered mainland moose, are at risk of disappearing all together and are only hanging on in isolated pockets where deep forests still occur. Even the mere persistence of remote wilderness in Nova Scotia is threatened, as logging roads and new highways stretch into our last intact forests. What's at stake is nature in Nova Scotia itself.
CPAWS-Nova Scotia is on the frontlines, working to ensure that wilderness in Nova Scotia is protected for future generations. We are working to establish networks of protected areas across the province, to bring species back from the edge of extinction, and to improve forestry practices in Nova Scotia through reducing clearcutting and encouraging Forest Stewardship Council certifications.
To check out some of our conservation successes, click here.
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