Dec 17, 2020
Esme Batten
Program Director, Midwestern Ontario, Nature Conservancy of Canada

The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is Canada's leading national land conservation organization.  As a private, non-profit organization, it partners with individuals, corporations, foundations, Indigenous communities and other non-profit organizations and governments at all levels to protect Canada’s most important natural treasures - the natural areas that sustain Canada’s plants and wildlife.  They secure properties (through donation, purchase, conservation agreement and the relinquishment of other legal interests in land) and manage them for the long term.

Since 1962, NCC and its partners have helped to protect 14 million hectares (35 million acres), coast to coast to coast.