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Nature Conservancy of Canada receives $1 million gift from J. D. Irving, Ltd.

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Money will go to support wildlife habitat conservation, science and student interns

In celebration of National Wildlife Week earlier this month, the Nature Conservancy of Canada’s national Landmark Campaign has received a donation of $1 million from J.D. Irving, Ltd.

The gift will allow the NCC to conserve more habitat for wildlife, complete conservation science and research projects and fund student internships and volunteer programs.

The $1 million gift brings J.D. Irving, Ltd.’s total contributions to NCC to more than $5 million, including land conserved.

As a long-time supporter, J.D. Irving, Ltd. has entrusted thousands of acres to NCC for conservation, including about 9,000 acres (3,640 hectares) of ecologically-significant land in southwest Nova Scotia and a property at the Musquash Estuary, near Saint John, N.B.

NCC’s $750 million Landmark Campaign is the largest private conservation fundraising campaign in Canadian history.

This $1 million donation will support NCC’s goals to secure at least 500 new land conservation projects and 10 large-scale signature land conservation projects across Canada.

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