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Largest conservation deal in Atlantic Canada will save critical habitat for Woodland Caribou and the threatened Newfoundland Marten
St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador: The race is on to save a 3,700-acre (1,497 hectare) untouched oasis home to reindeer (Woodland Caribou) and the threatened Newfoundland Marten but we need your help!
The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) must raise $100,000 by the January to save the "Grassy Place" in Southwestern Newfoundland, which is one of the largest parcel of private land on the Island of Newfoundland.
The urgency to protect this incredible, unique place lies in the threat of losing habitat for the threatened species, Woodland Caribou, waterfowl and migratory birds that live here uninterrupted. This opportunity represents the largest private land conservation deal in Atlantic Canada and is seen as a highly important area to protect by scientists, the conservation community, governments and private individuals.
So what would be a better holiday gift than protecting an untouched piece of Canadian nature home to threatened species, Woodland Caribou, waterfowl and migratory birds?
By donating to the Grassy Place, not only will you help NCC save this incredible landscape, you will be helping save an untouched piece of Canada for all time. If NCC is successful in raising the remaining $100,000, the property will be forever left in its natural state. If the remaining $100,000 is not raised by the closing date, the property will go back on the open market.
To donate to NCC in efforts to protect the Grassy Place, call Douglas at 709.753.5540 or Alicia toll free at 1.866.319.5985.
The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is the nation’s leading private land conservation organization, working to protect our valuable natural areas and the plants and animals they sustain.
Since 1962 NCC and its partners have helped to protect more than 2 million acres (800,000 hectares), coast to coast and over 8,300 acres (3,358 hectares) in Newfoundland and Labrador. By investing in conservation we are ensuring that our natural world remains a home for wildlife, a haven for recreation and a vital resource that cleans the air we breathe and the water we drink. Through strong partnerships NCC works to safeguard our natural areas so that our children and grandchildren will have the chance to enjoy them.