|Protecting the Past
| Protection for many of Nova Scotia's natural and
cultural heritage resources is provided by the Special Places Protection
Act, originally passed by the Legislature in 1980. The Act covers palaeontological,
archaeological, and historical sites and remains, including those under water and is administered through the Heritage Division of Tourism, Culture and Heritage.
You can help protect Nova Scotia's heritage resources. Spread the word about the importance of fossils.When you get a chance, send or bring the fossils and information to the Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History in Halifax, or the Fundy Geological Museum in Parrsboro and join the international research effort to discover the secrets of the past. Share your discoveries with others who would like to study and enjoy them.
Your efforts, combined with the work of many other Nova Scotians, will go a long way to ensure that Nova Scotia's heritage resources will still be here for our grandchildren's grandchildren to enjoy.
Learn more about Special Places Protection.
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