February 11, 2019 1:30 pm
Updated: February 17, 2019 9:48 pm

More land added to Nova Scotia-New Brunswick wildlife corridor for ‘Moose Sex Project’

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A donation of land to the Nature Conservancy of Canada’s (NCC) wildlife corridor project near Sackville, N.B., could lead to some inter-provincial moose dating.

And according to the conservancy group, hopefully some moose mating, too.

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The 18-acre property was donated by the late Daniel Lund of Sackville. The property adds to the mature forest and wetlands on the Chignecto Isthmus, a narrow link between New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.

The parcel of land is the second donation from Lund, and with the donation, the NCC has conserved 3,440 acres on the isthmus for its wildlife corridor.

The NCC’s campaign in the area has been dubbed the “Moose Sex Project” because it aims to introduce New Brunswick’s healthy moose population with Nova Scotia’s mainland population, which is provincially endangered.

New Brunswick’s population was estimated at 31,800 in 2015. Meanwhile, Nova Scotia’s moose population is only estimated to be in the hundreds.

“My brother Daniel liked the quiet stream running through this property. He would be happy to think of deer and moose drinking at his stream, and to know the land has been conserved according to his wishes, and will always remain its natural state,” said Lund’s brother, Kenneth Lund, in a news release.

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According to the NCC, this newest conservation area is also home to an important habitat for species of waterfowl and migratory birds, as well as animals such as snowshoe hare, white-tailed deer, black bear and moose.

“The Nature Conservancy of Canada wishes to thank Kenneth Lund, brother of the late Daniel Lund, for assisting with this legacy donation, and for previously donating land co-owned with Daniel,” said Craig Smith, of the NCC, in a news release.

“We would also like to thank the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for its support, and the Government of Canada for helping us conserve this important wildlife habitat through the Natural Areas Conservation Program.”

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