The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC)

Animals, Environment


There never has been a more important time for nature!

When you leave a gift in your will to the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC), you safeguard the priority lands and waters that humans and species depend on.

The Nature Conservancy of Canada is the nation’s leading not-for-profit private land conservation organization. Through partnerships with individuals, corporations, foundations, Indigenous communities, other non-profit organizations and governments at all levels, we acquire lands (through donation and purchase) to protect our most natural areas and the wildlife that live there.

Since 1962, NCC has protected over 15 million hectares of land across Canada. That’s larger than the area of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and PEI – combined!

By protecting our rich ecosystems, NCC is working to fight the twin crisis of biodiversity loss and climate change. When habitats flourish once again, species can prosper.

When nature thrives, we all thrive. And if we want to build a better world for everyone, it will be built through a renewed relationship with nature. Together, we can ensure that nature will be there for all of us, for generations to come.

Our Impact

The Nature Conservancy of Canada science-based approach focuses on areas of great environmental impact and areas most relied upon by at-risk species. The protected areas and the ongoing restoration work will help lessen the effects of climate change.

Results You Can Walk On

  • In partnership with the Tallcree Tribal Government and the government of Alberta we facilitated the creation of the Birch River Wildland Provincial Park which is part of the largest stretch of protected boreal forest on the planet and a haven for 68 species of conservation concern.
  • Conserved vast tracts of grassland habitat in one of the most endangered ecosystems in the world, at Zen-Ridge in southern Saskatchewan.
  • Restored hundreds of acres of grassland and open forest in BC’s Rocky Mountain Trench Natural Area. Restoring the natural open structure of these forests improves habitat for wildlife and many at-risk species.
  • Protected expansive undeveloped shoreline of Big Trout Bay, on the north shore of Lake Superior. The densely foresting land here is crucial to several native species, including peregrine falcon, once almost extinct.


See what your legacy could be

Talk to The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) about a legacy gift

Legal Name

The Nature Conservancy of Canada

Charity Number

11924 6544 RR0001

How your gift will be used

A legacy is more than a gift; it is an expression of the values that are most important to you. What do you care most about? What experiences in nature have shaped who you are? What natural spaces do you want to see conserved for your children and grandchildren? Your legacy could be one that conserves a rich and diverse natural world.

A gift in your will to the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) will help conserve and steward endangered habitats and the species that live there, creating an enduring natural legacy for generations to come. It is an impactful investment in the quality of life for future generations — strengthening our human connection with Canada’s lands and waters and deepening our bonds to nature.


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