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Chignecto is an ecological gem

Unfortunately, there’s not much big wilderness left in Nova Scotia.  All those years of clearcutting have definitely taken their toll and the problem is getting worse, not better.

A recent study by Global Forest Watch Canada shows that over 50,000 hectares of forest are clearcut in Nova Scotia every year, leading to severe habitat fragmentation almost everywhere in the province.  In fact, only about 17% of Nova Scotia’s forest remains in pieces larger than 500 hectares in size.  That’s one of the lowest percentages in Canada.

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