Mersey Tobeatic Research Institute

  • Bat Reporting
    Recently, MTRI researchers conducted a visual survey of a larger maternity colony in southwest Nova Scotia. Last year when this site was surveyed, only 58 bats were documented.
  • Old Forest Project
    Over the past four centuries, little of Nova Scotia’s forested areas have escaped human influences. The outcome has been a proliferation of relatively young, even-aged, early successional forest types across an increasingly fragmented landscape.

Who We Are

MTRI is a non-profit co-operative with a mandate to promote, conserve and sustain biodiversity in Kespukwitk (southwestern Nova Scotia) and beyond. Our vision is prosperous communities where forests and aquatic ecosystems are healthy, connected and where species are not at risk


Bat Reporting
Old Forest Project