Conference 2017 – Expedition Cruising

AH18 October 16, 2017

Confirmed presentation for Saturday October 21st: “Creating Ambassadors: Expedition Cruising Helps Secure the Future of Sable Island” Allow us to introduce Cedar Swan, an adventurer and passionate outdoor enthusiast. The CEO of Adventure Canada—as well as an expedition planner…

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Conference 2017 – Seeking Sable’s Lost Wrecks:

AH18 October 15, 2017

Confirmed presentation for Saturday October 21st: “Seeking Sable’s Lost Wrecks: Following a Digital Paper Trail” With some 350 ships thought to have wrecked on Sable Island, it’s sometimes called “The Graveyard of the Atlantic”. At our conference, Bill…

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Conference 2017 – Marine Debris and Micro Plastics

AH18 October 14, 2017

Confirmed presentation for Saturday October 21st: “Atlantic Canada Microplastics Research Project” Marine debris and micro plastics. Unpleasant for sure, but what does the research tell us? Ariel Smith, MEnv, is the Marine Debris Project Coordinator at Bluenose Coastal Action Foundation…

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Conference 2017 – Sable Island Horse Research

AH18 October 13, 2017

Confirmed presentation for Saturday October 21st: “Population Ecology of the Sable Island Horses”  Sable Island’s most famous inhabitants are its horses. And here’s the man who may understand them the best.Philip D. McLoughlin is an Associate Professor…

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Thank You Bill Freedman

October 28, 2015

It was sad to hear of the passing of Bill Freedman in late September 2015.…

AGM 2015 Recap

June 25, 2015

Thanks to everyone who attended the 2015 Annual General Meeting on June 24th at the…

Conference Thanks

June 2, 2015

One month ago today we opened the first Sable Island Conference. It was exciting to…

National Park Status Update

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Another step forward for the Sable Island National Park Reserve was announced on February 12, 2103.

Canada’s Environment Minister, Peter Kent announced that a bill to formally protect Sable Island National Park Reserve under the Canada National Parks Act has been tabled in the Senate of Canada. Nova Scotia will introduce similar legislation soon in the coming session of the House of Assembly. Charlie Parker, Nova Scotia Minister of Natural Resources, said “The national park designation will give Sable Island the highest level of protection of its natural and cultural features for present and future generations”.

There has been significant coverage of this news item across Canada. A few links are included below.

http://www.pc.gc.ca/agen/evenements-events2013/feb-12.aspx

http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2013/02/12/ns-sable-island-national-park-legislation.html

http://thechronicleherald.ca/novascotia/685245-sable-island-park-bill-introduced-in-senate

http://cpaws.org/news/sable-island-legislation-tabled-in-senate

http://www.timescolonist.com/news/weather/legislation-tabled-in-senate-to-make-sable-island-a-national-park-1.72695

http://www.cbc.ca/thewestcoastmorningshow/episodes/2013/02/26/sable-island-becomes-a-national-park-is-it-protected/