From Nova Scotia Species at Risk The endangered leatherback sea turtle is an annual visitor along the shore of Owls Head Provincial Park, spotted here most recently feeding on jellyfish last July. The World’s Best-Travelled Reptile The leatherback sea turtle (Mi’kmawi’simk: mikjikj) is by a considerable stretch the world’s most Read more…
Lead: Dr. Kristina Boerder, Dalhousie University I’d like to share the Science Overview Report for the 2021 field season. The document also includes the budget from the GoFundMe campaign including our expenses – shout out to more than 30 very generous people supporting our scientific work and a big THANK Read more…
It’s World Wetland Day! We know that Owls Head Provincial Park has extensive wetlands, but how much do you know about wetlands? Test your knowledge with our #WWDNova Scotia trivia questions, with help from our friends at the Ecology Action Centre
1. According to the International Guidelines on Nature-Based Features, areas of the United States that had more wetlands experienced a _____% reduction in damages during Hurricane Sandy.
Nova Scotia’s Natural Resources and Renewables minister vows to protect beloved park from development
In November, a beloved piece of coastal parkland in Atlantic Canada was saved from development, but environmentalists cautioned the fight wouldn’t be over until the land was officially protected. Now, they’re one step closer to that goal.
… For Christopher Trider, a member of Save Owls Head Provincial Park and a former provincial park planner, Rushton’s comments are good news.
“You know, there’s still a row to hoe, for sure. But this is really, really a step in the right direction,” he said. For now, Trider and others are waiting to see if Owls Head will become a provincial park or a protected area and how it fits into the province’s goal of conserving at least 20 per cent of the total land and water mass in the province by 2030.
“I’ve asked my department to prioritize this piece of land to move it forward,” Tory Rushton, Nova Scotia’s minister of natural resources and renewables, said after a cabinet meeting Thursday.
“There’s a lot of steps that have to go into it, but rest assured, as we go through those steps, we’re certainly going to be very transparent as to where this land is going to go. It will be protected one way or another.”(more…)
Celes Davar is a biologist, photographer, walker, and storyteller. Celes Davar is the owner and president of Earth Rhythms, an award-winning experiential tourism company that crafts custom experiences for travellers and groups and provides personalized experiential tourism coaching services and community training workshops for Canadian tourism sector partners. January 4, Read more…