Moose Sex Project expands

The Nature Conservancy of Canada's tongue-in-cheek "Moose Sex Project" is growing.

Three new properties near Amherst have been conserved on the Chignecto Isthmus, which is a narrow strip of land that connects Nova Scotia to New Brunswick.

The properties being protected should help Nova Scotia's endangered mainland moose.

There are only between 500 to 1,000 of the moose, and most live in that area.

The same moose species is doing well in New Brunswick, with the population around 29,000.

NCC has now conserved close to 1,200 hectares and hopes that by protecting the wilderness, the moose and other animals will migrate from New Brunswick to breed in Nova Scotia.