Blanding Turtles Conservation
The Southwestern region of Nova Scotia was designated as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 2001. It is one of only 16 ecosystems in Canada with this special designation. Our work at the Southwest Nova Biosphere Reserve Association supports the three elements of biosphere reserves: conservation, sustainable development, and capacity building for research and education. Located in the boreal needle leaf forest biographical region, it includes rolling plains, river plains, glacial plains, hills, drumlins and coastal cliffs.
The Southwest Nova Biosphere Reserve is a UNESCO designated and internationally recognized region of natural and cultural heritage. The SNBR spans the 5 counties of Annapolis, Digby, Yarmouth, Shelburne and Queens County and is one of only 15 biosphere reserves in Canada.
The biosphere reserve is a hot spot for biodiversity and is home to 75% of Nova Scotia’s species at risk. It encompasses many terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems including the Acadian Forest, rolling plains, drumlins and coastal cliffs. The core of the biosphere reserve is the largest protected wilderness area in the Maritimes. The surrounding counties are touched by the Atlantic Ocean and the Bay of Fundy which add to the distinct natural landscape.
Southwest Nova Scotia Biosphere: http://www.swnovabiosphere.ca/
Preserving Nova Scotia together for future generations