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Nova Scotia

Although Nova Scotia is close to meeting its provincial protected area targets, 88 per cent of physical habitats are inadequately or not at all protected, and the areas that are protected are not sufficiently large, connected or of strong ecological integrity.

Nova Scotia has a diversity of land and seascapes, providing habitats for a variety of wildlife. Although Nova Scotia has done a good job of protecting areas of highest priority for species-at-risk habitat, overall it gets a low score on ecological representation as many habitats are inadequately protected.

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Regional Spotlight

Though Kejimkujik National Park protects a high density of at-risk species and contains high levels of forest biomass, making it a good example of a well-placed park, the province overall is among the worst in the country for overall ecological representation.