Best in Class - Nature Conservancy of Canada ranked top environmental charity in Canada

Jun 26, 2013, 08:46 ET from Nature Conservancy of Canada

TORONTO, June 26, 2013 /CNW/ - The 2013 Charity 100 ranking in the summer issue of MoneySense Magazine once again places the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) as Canada's top environmental charity. For the fourth year in a row, MoneySense recognizes NCC as one of Canada's most responsible and efficient charities, with an overall grade of A.

"NCC is very proud of our standing A  grade from MoneySense Magazine," said John Lounds, president and CEO of the Nature Conservancy of Canada. "Through prudent management we ensure that 85 percent of our funds go directly into our conservation work. We believe this is critically important for our supporters, as well as for the plants and wildlife our land conservation work helps to protect."

Using data obtained from the Canada Revenue Agency, websites, and the charities themselves, MoneySense ranks Canada's 100 largest charities according to their fiscal efficiency, fundraising efforts, reserve fund size, transparency and governance.

The Nature Conservancy of Canada recently wrapped up the successful $500-million five year Force for Nature campaign which resulted in protecting over 752,000 acres (304,324 ha) and providing habitat for over 145 Species at Risk.

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The Nature Conservancy of Canada is the nation's leading land conservation organization, working to protect our most important natural areas and the species they sustain. Since 1962 NCC and its partners have helped to protect more than 2.6 million acres (1 million hectares), coast to coast.

Stunning still photography of available. Interviews with NCC staff available.

SOURCE Nature Conservancy of Canada