Nature Conservancy of Canada


The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC), is this country's leading land conservation organization.

A national, non-profit group, NCC works to protect and preserve Canada's natural habitats and the plants and animals they sustain. NCC believes in a business-like approach to safeguarding our natural heritage. Our plan of action focuses on building partnerships with individuals, landowners, community groups, corporations and governments to find creative conservation solutions. Since 1962, NCC and its supporters have helped to protect more than 2 million acres (8,100 square kilometres), of ecologically significant land across Canada.

The Nature Conservancy of Canada is building a legacy for future generations and is committed to helping to train the conservation leaders of tomorrow. In 2002, NCC launched the Shell Conservation Internship Program (SCIP) ( in partnership with Shell Canada Limited. To date, more that 150 internships have been provided to qualifying students. In 2010, another 31 keen young scientists will put their environmental knowledge to work with NCC as Shell Conservation Interns.

The SCIP opportunities are open to students and recent graduates of Canadian universities and colleges. Interns will carry out on-site stewardship tasks at some of NCC's 2,000 properties across the country. From collecting animal movement data, to developing land management plans, to controlling the spread of invasive plant species, the Nature Conservancy of Canada's team of experts will help you gain valuable real-world experience at some of the most spectacular landscapes in the country.

A supporter of the Nature Conservancy of Canada for the past 27 years, Shell has donated more than $6.5 million in financial resources, land and mineral rights to NCC.