Margaret Atwood writes –
Dear Friends, Imagine an archipelago of almost 300 wild and beautiful coastal islands. Untouched white sand beaches and idyllic turquoise lagoons. Windswept headlands and towering cliffs. A mosaic of moss-filled rainforests, lakes, wetlands, bogs and barrens, all largely undisturbed by humans since the last ice age. A refuge for eagles, osprey, otters and seals. Not another human in sight. An unspoiled wilderness paradise, all within an hour’s drive from the city.
Now what if I told you that this place exists, right here in Canada? Off the coast of Nova Scotia, an hour from Halifax? The most incredible wild islands you’ve never heard of. And I’m inviting you to join me in being a part of their legacy story.
Now imagine this island wilderness developed. Ancient forests cleared to make way for golf courses and condos, no trespassing signs on the beaches. Important habitat for wildlife destroyed. Until very recently, this threat was real and was imminent.
But luckily for us, a local conservation group, the Nova Scotia Nature Trust, recently explored these little-known islands. What they discovered was profound. Stunningly beautiful and globally-significant biodiversity, pristine ecosystems offering an unparalleled opportunity to preserve a vast, untouched island wilderness.