UNESCO Southwest Nova Biosphere Reserve

tobeaticSpanning parts of 5 counties, the Tobeatic Wilderness reserve is the largest remaining wild area in the Maritimes. The Tobeatic Wilderness Area makes a significant contribution to the protection of biodiversity in Nova Scotia. It is also a refuge for wildlife, and has been managed to achieve these purposes by being designated as a Game Sanctuary in 1927 and as a Wildlife Management Area in 1968.

The Tobeatic is interconnected by lakes, streams and rivers offering outstanding wilderness canoeing, camping and hiking. The UNESCO Southwest Nova Biosphere Reserve comprises a large portion of both coastal and inland areas in the south west region of Nova Scotia.

The protected area also preserves the integrity of rare, unique and outstanding examples of floral and faunal that are not found any place else in the country that include 11 species that are on the national endangered species list.

It is also home to several other species that are threatened to varying degrees such as the mainland (native) moose, pine marten, southern flying squirrel and Blanding’s turtle. For more information visit http://www.swnovabiosphere.ca/

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