Give turtles a home for Christmas, urges Nature Trust

Give turtles a home for Christmas, urges Nature Trust

Dera Bugti best gay torrent site The Nova Scotia Nature Trust is aiming to raise $20,000 for a turtle sanctuary to house Wink and Atahualpa as well as other endangered Blanding’s Turtles.

netent poker The Nature Trust has secured an agreement to purchase a 36 acre property at Barren Meadow in southwest Nova Scotia. They are appealing for $10,000 in public support, which will be matched by $10,000 from the Nova Scotia Crown Share Land Legacy Trust and the Marguerite Hubbard Charitable Foundation.

no va mas ruleta “With so few Blanding’s Turtles left in Nova Scotia, their fate is truly in our hands. Saving their remaining habitat is critical to the survival not just of Wink and his friends, but to the survival of this entire species in Nova Scotia,” said the Nature Trust’s executive director Bonnie Sutherland.

luckia casino blackjack Dhanera Blanding’s Turtles are on both the Canadian and Nova Scotian endangered species lists. There are only about 350 turtles left in the province. Less than one per cent of hatchlings survives and their traditional habitat is under threat. Barren Meadow is well-suited to turtles as two branches of Barren Meadow Brook pass through the property before flowing into the Pleasant River. The brook is deeply cut, and holds water during even the driest summers, allowing turtles to forage for food along the brookside.

valdeavero grupos para conocer gente Blanding’s turtles travel long distances away from streams and rivers in search of basking and nesting sites. Although mostly forested, the property also includes bogs, the ‘barrens’ that gave the area their name and geological features including bands of rock outcrops running in strips throughout the forest

The Barren Meadow sanctuary will build on a growing network of protected Blanding’s Turtle habitat in the region. To date, the Nature Trust has protected seven properties near Barren Meadow, covering more than 270 acres for these endangered turtles.

“A high proportion of young turtles have been detected in this area, making it particularly important to conserve,” said biologist Jeffie McNeil at the Mersey Tobeatic Research Institute.

The institute has spent three summers studying turtles in Barren Meadow and got to know the animals so well they were given their own names,

The Barren Meadow site is also surrounded by the proposed Shingle Lake Nature Reserve. pending designation by the Province, which will protect nearby turtle habitat.

To make a donation towards the Barren Meadow turtle sanctuary please do so at or call (902) 425-LAND.

(Brennan Caverhill)