Nature Trust Honours Paul Gauthier’s 100 Wild Islands Legacy

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Nature Trust Honours Paul Gauthier’s 100 Wild Islands Legacy

The Nova Scotia Nature Trust honoured Nova Scotian-born entrepreneur Paul Gauthier tonight in Halifax, recognizing him for his transformative $3.5 million donation and his pivotal role in bringing the dream of Nova Scotia’s “100 Wild Islands” to life.

Originally from Cole Harbour, but now living in California, Gauthier has brought an entrepreneurial flair to conservation in Canada. He saw an opportunity to make conservation happen on a scale never dreamed of before in Nova Scotia, and now he’s helping to make it happen.

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Nature Trust Celebrates New Protected Islands on the Eastern Shore

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Nature Trust Celebrates New Protected Islands on the Eastern Shore

The Nova Scotia Nature Trust announced new island conservation successes today, as part of its exciting 100 Wild Islands Legacy Campaign. The Nova Scotia Nature Trust announced new island conservation successes today, as part of its exciting 100 Wild Islands Legacy Campaign. A large and enthusiastic crowd at a community celebration in Murphy’s Cove, on the eastern shore, welcomed news of another 275 acres of protected areas on the islands they have treasured for generations.

The new conservation lands are one kilometer offshore from Popes Harbour, on Gerard Island, one of the largest islands in Nova Scotia. The 800 acre island is nestled between the Nature Trust’s existing conservation lands at Shelter Cove and Taylors Head Provincial Park.

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100 Wild Islands Campaign Launch

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100 Wild Islands Campaign Launch

At a launch event in Halifax, the Nova Scotia Nature Trust launched its 100 Wild Islands Campaign to raise the remaining funds required to protect a vast and beautiful archipelago over 100 wild islands. This island wilderness, nestled between Clam Harbour beach and Mushaboom Harbour, is one of the province’s least known, yet greatest natural treasures. The islands’ diverse habitats, from sand beaches, idyllic lagoons, forests, bogs and barrens, to 250 kilometers of pristine shoreline and 350 acres of saltmarsh and wetlands have gone largely undisturbed by humans for more than 10,000 years.  

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