Posted on Saturday, January 16, 2016 10:30 AM
The Nature Conservancy of Canada is now protecting more than 3,000 hectares of land in the Chignecto Isthmus between New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.
They reached this goal thanks to two recent land donations, one in Haute Aboujagane and the other in the Upper Cape area.
NCC Program Manager for New Brunswick Paula Noel says they would have had trouble reaching their goal without federal government support.
"So the federal government through their ongoing contributions to the Nature Conservancy of Canada contributed nearly $70,000 to these projects to ensure that these lands are protected forever in this region," says Noel.
She says the land corridor helps many large mammals, but especially moose travel between the provinces.
The goal, in part, is to increase the struggling moose population in Nova Scotia with an influx of healthy moose from New Brunswick.