Research and Conservation Partners
Acadia University Centre for Wildlife and Conservation Biology
The primary goal of the Centre for Wildlife and Conservation Biology (CWCB) is to integrate research and education that promotes the importance of stewardship of biodiversity in both protected and working landscapes.  Specific areas of research include protected areas management, forestry and wildlife, and species at risk.

Bowater Mersey Paper Company
Bowater Mersey Paper Company has extensive land holdings within the range of Blanding’s turtle in Nova Scotia. It is an active partner in recovery efforts and has protected considerable amounts of critical habitat for the species.

Friends of Keji
A non-profit organization committed to the preservation and protection of Kejimkujik National Park. It contributes substantially to the volunteer nest monitoring program for Blanding’s turtle.

Hinterland Adventures & Gear
Hinterland Adventures & Gear is located in Weymouth Mills just two miles from the Evangeline Trail as it passes through the village of Weymouth, Nova Scotia, Canada. Hinterland is an outdoor adventure company specializing in wilderness canoeing and sea kayaking tours of southwestern Nova Scotia. Hinterland also offers a wide variety of outdoor adventure gear and accessories.

Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site
The park contains one of the three known Blanding's Turtle populations in Nova Scotia. It is in cooperation and collaboration with the park that much of the research on the NS Blanding's Turtle population complex is conducted.

Mersey Tobeatic Research Institute
A non-profit co-operative devoted to research and management to encourage sustainable use of natural resources in southwestern Nova Scotia.

Mount Allison Dendrochronology Laboratory
This state-of-the-art facility uses growth records recorded in tree rings to re-construct climate history and date significant historic events.

The Nova Scotia Herpetofaunal Atlas
The goal of the NS Herpetofaunal (Herp) Atlas is to document the distribution and abundance of Nova Scotia's amphibian and reptile species. Atlas data were collected over a five year period (1999-2003) by volunteer atlassers and are being prepared for publication shortly.

The Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History 
The NS Museum is involved in a range of activities, including education, field work, events, and more.

Nova Scotia Nature Trust
A privately funded, non-profit organization focused on conservation and protection of private land primarily through acquisition and conservation easements.

Nova Scotia Power
Involved in a variety of environmental initiatives throughout Nova Scotia.

Oaklawn Farm Zooo
A privately owned and operated Zoo in Aylesford, Nova Scotia. Oaklawn Fam has partnered with the Blanding's Turtle Recovery Team by contributing time, equipment and experience to help with incubation of newly laid Blanding's turtle eggs and subsequent rearing of hatchlings.

Toronto Zoo
The Toronto Zoo is involved in significant conservation efforts for a range of species, including Blanding’s turtle.

Wildlife Division, Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources
The Biodiversity Program within the Wildlife Division is responsible, in partnership with other governments, industry, non-government organizations, and the public, for the conservation and sustainable use of wildlife in the province, including Species at Risk.

Funding Agencies

Habitat Stewardship Program
Environment Canada’s Habitat Stewardship Program (HSP) for Species at Risk provides funding to "stewards" for implementing activities that protect or conserve habitats for species designated by the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) as nationally "at risk". It has generously supported stewardship initiatives for Blanding’s turtle in Nova Scotia.

World Wildlife Fund Canada
The mission of World Wildlife Fund Canada (WWF) is to stop the degradation of the planet's natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature.

Other Sites

Atlantic Canada Conservation Data Centre
The mission of the Atlantic Canada Conservation Data Centre is: assembling and providing information on species and natural ecological communities of conservation concern in Atlantic Canada, in support of decision-making, research and education.

Nature Canada 
Nature Canada is a non-profit conservation organization and their mission to protect nature, its diversity and the processes that sustain it.

Canadian Wildlife Federation
The Canadian Wildlife Federation (CWF) is dedicated to fostering awareness and appreciation of our natural world.

Government of Canada: Species at Risk
Species at Risk website of the Government of Canada.  Link to the Blanding's Turtle information page

The Nova Scotia Herpetofaunal Atlas
The goal of the NS Herpetofaunal (Herp) Atlas is to document the distribution and abundance of Nova Scotia's amphibian and reptile species.  Information will be collected over a five year period (1999-2003) by volunteer atlassers.

The Southwest Nova Biosphere Reserve Association
The region of Southwest Nova Scotia was designated a Biosphere Reserve in September, 2001 by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) under the Man and the Biosphere Program.