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Nature Canada reports that Bird Islands have been designated as a provincial wildlife management area.
In April, Nova Scotia designated Hertford and Ciboux Islands, collectively known as Bird Islands off the north-east shore of Cape Breton, as a provincial wildlife management area. Covering just 2.25 square kilometres, these islands house the largest colony of Great Cormorants in North America, approximately 9% of the population found along the North American Atlantic coast. Nova Scotia’s largest populations of Atlantic Puffins, Razorbills and Black-legged Kittiwakes are also found on their shores. The new designation will provide legal protection for this vital habitat. Among the protective measures, a provincial permit will be required to visit the islands, reducing the threat from human disturbance.