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The Albemarle Peninsula is a wetland located between the Albemarle and Pamlico Sounds. The peninsula covers 3,200 square miles of land in five different counties. The wetland environment is home to a variety of wildlife, including bobcats, black bears, red wolves, tundra swans, river otters, snake species, and the American Alligator, among others.
Carrot Island and Bird Shoals are wilderness islands across the Beaufort waterfront. When a portion of Carrot Island was bought by a developer, a group of townspeople formed the Beaufort Nature Conservancy Council to fight the sale of lots. Several local and national organizations made sizeable contributions to buy back the land and make it nature reserve.