Moose Sex Project – eHarmony of Wildlife
“To date the Nature Conservancy of Canada have currently protected about 14 parcels of land totalling 1,012 hectares in the Chignecto Isthmus connecting New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, Canada.”
What if you were cut off from sex with your loved one? Many of us would not take it lightly. We would go see counsellors. We would talk it out. We would try to find a solution which works for both parties. But what if you were a moose and your means for sex were taken away from you? What can a moose do? Not much. That is when the people at the Nature Conservancy of Canada jumped in with the “Moose Sex Project”.
In this case sex sells. That was when it caught our eye. What was this all about we asked ourselves?
The “Moose Sex Project” got our attention. So much so, we wanted to play a small part in it, so we acquired a t-shirt to wear around our tourism friends, while on adventures and during meetings. We got a lot of questions. Then we asked if we could write about it? But why you ask? It is not tourism?
That is where you are wrong. Wildlife in Canada is tourism. All across the country there are many types of wildlife tours and hiking trails which promote wildlife sightings. On the west and east coast of Canada there are whale watching tours. Throughout British Columbia, Northern Manitoba and elsewhere there are bear watching tours. Throughout Canada are bird watching blinds and protected birding regions. On Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia the main park’s hiking trails attract people from all over because they are notorious for moose sightings. So, to answer your question… yes, wildlife is a huge part of tourism in Canada.
Our friends at the The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) saw a problem with moose populations and instead of turning a blind eye they acted. The moose population in Nova Scotia, Canada is just under 1,000. Yet, just across the provincial border in New Brunswick, Canada the population is around 29,000. A big contrast in numbers. So the question is why?
The answer is the Chignecto Isthmus of the Northern Appalachians-Acadia Ecoregion.
This stretch of land – connecting New Brunswick and Nova Scotia – is a wildlife corridor under stress. Because of development and an ever increasing population of people the wildlife are staying away from accessing the Chignecto Isthmus.
The wildlife accessing the corridor of wetlands, bogs, marshes, swamps, lakes, and forest include many variations of bird species, bear, bobcat, as well as, endangered species like lynx and moose. One of the most impacted are the moose populations. The corridor connects popular mating lands of the moose.
It is nice to talk loud and carry a big stick when trying to implement change. But actions speaks louder than words. That is why we feel it is important to highlight organizations like the NCC. To date the Nature Conservancy of Canada have currently protected about 14 parcels of land totalling 1,012 hectares in the Chignecto Isthmus connecting New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, Canada.
The protection of the isthmus is securing a route for wildlife to travel from province to province. The NCC deserves a pat on the back. We, here at ehCanadaTravel.com, cannot say enough about them and their role as match-maker for the moose. In many ways they are the eHarmony of wildlife on the east coast.
For further information about the Moose Sex Project and how the Nature Conservancy of Canada is making an impact along the Chignecto Isthmus contact them via their toll free number at 1-877-231-4400 or visit them online at http://www.natureconservancy.ca . Check out the “The Moose Sex Project” if not for support then for a reeducation about the importance of wildlife for Canada and for tourism.
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