More land donated to 'moose sex project'
A moose is pictured in Cookville, New Brunswick. The Nature Conservancy of Canada has received 316 hectares of private land from a former top diplomat to promote cross-border moose love along the Nova Scotia-New Brunswick boundary. (Nature Conservancy of Canada / Mike Dembeck)
THE CANADIAN PRESS
Published Thursday, March 6, 2014 11:03AM AST
Last Updated Thursday, March 6, 2014 11:14AM AST
HALIFAX -- The Nature Conservancy of Canada has received another 83 hectares of private land to help it promote cross-border moose love at the boundary of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.
The land conservation group has been assembling parcels of land to form a corridor on the Chignecto Isthmus as part of its so-called Moose Sex Project.
To date, donations have come from a number of private landowners, including Derek Burney, the former Canadian ambassador to the United States.
The latest donation announced today is from Kenneth Lund and his late brother Daniel Lund of Sackville, N.B.
They have provided wooded land along Route 16 about six kilometres from Baie Verte, between the Missiquash Marsh and the Tintamarre National Wildlife Area.
The project is aimed at encouraging the migration of New Brunswick's healthy moose population into mainland Nova Scotia, where the species is endangered.
The conservation group says it has already protected 164 hectares in the area nearby and over 800 hectares across the Chignecto Isthmus that joins the two provinces.