Expedition for the Earth

The Nova Scotia Nature Trust's third Expedition for the Earth adventure trek is to Ecuador from September 22-29, 2018. The goal of the expedition is to raise funds and awareness to help preserve land and wild spaces in Nova Scotia, while challenging participants to explore fascinating protected places around the world.


Ecuador 2018

Adventure to one of the world's biodiversity hotspots! Explore the cloud forests of the Cayambe Coca Ecological Reserve, crater lake of Cuicocha, volcanoes and Andean peaks of the Otavalo region. 

This fully guided 8 day adventure will be expertly led by Berg Adventures International.

With more biodiversity per square kilometer than any other country of its size, Ecuador is any naturalists dream! Ecuador is nearly 5 times the size of Nova Scotia and contains approximately 15% of the world's bird species, 15% of its plants and 8% of all amphibians. Many of the species are endemic to the region and new species are being discovered all the time!

While exploring the fascinating biodiversity of Ecuador, help protect wild areas and the species that make them their home in Nova Scotia.


For the adventure.
The environment.
And the experience of a lifetime!

Expedition for the Earth takes fundraising beyond the typical charity walks, marathons and relays.Take it to the next level, with an unforgettable adventure. Experience the spectacular protected places of Ecuador and raise funds to protect Nova Scotia's natural legacy.


The Trek at a Glance

The Ecuador 2018 expedition will give you the opportunity to explore one of the most biologically diverse regions in the world as you hike through cloud forests and climb in the Andes. You'll trek around crater filled lakes formed by a volcanic eruptions thousands of years ago.

The trek will be guided by renowned travel company Berg Adventures International. Their knowledgeable and passionate guides will keep you safe, comfortable, engaged and educated about your environment and the unique wildlife and plants you'll find within them.


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The Cause

Expedition for the Earth is in support of the Nova Scotia Nature Trust, a charity dedicated to protecting the most unique and outstanding natural areas of Nova Scotia, from old-growth forests and pristine coastline wilderness to critical habitat for and rare and endangered species, through land conservation. Funds raised by Expedition for the Earth participants will go directly to preserving critical habitats and outstanding natural areas in Nova Scotia for generations to come.

The Destination

Ecuador is one of the most biodiverse regions of the world. Full of fascinating flora and fauna that is found nowhere else on earth.

Read more about this fascinating country and the places you will explore on the Expedition for the Earth.


Sponsors and Partners

Nova Scotia Nature Trust

The Nature Trust is Nova Scotia’s leading land conservation charity, focused exclusively on protecting the province’s outstanding natural areas. Since 1994, the Nature Trust has worked together with landowners and local communities to protect the places they love. To date the Nature Trust has protected more than 10,000 acres, from unspoiled lakeshores, coastal wilderness and old growth forests to important wildlife habitat.

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Become a Sponsor

Join as an expedition sponsor and gain many marketing and promotional benefits OR send representatives to Ecuador!  Sponsor an employee or a valued customer and take advantage of unique opportunities to promote your company’s own Ecuador 2018 charity challenge. Encourage employees, customers and the general public to support your efforts to reach your fundraising goal in support of land conservation in Nova Scotia.

We invite you to join us for this exciting, unrivaled initiative that goes beyond charity runs, relays and sports events, golf tournaments and dinners that flood the charity/sponsorship market. It’s a unique adventure, to a unique destination, and it’s raising funds for a unique cause.  We look forward to helping you to meet your company’s charitable, marketing and environmental goals!

Become an expedition sponsor today. Contact the Nature Trust at (902) 425-5263 or expedition@nsnt.ca to get a sponsorship package.


Nova Scotia Nature Trust
PO Box 2202
Halifax, NS
B3J 3C4

Email: expedition@nsnt.ca
Phone: (902) 425-LAND (5263)
Fax: (902) 429-LAND (5263)



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