NatureTalks in your own home
Colder temperatures are approaching in Alberta, and as you begin spending more time indoors, you may start searching for ways to get your nature fix from the comfort of your own home.
This year, the Nature Conservancy of Canada created a series of NatureTalks webinars to keep Canadians engaged in our conservation efforts during COVID-19 and physical distancing. If you were unable to attend these webinars as they occurred, now may be a good time to catch up on some conservation conversations.
Why Conservation Matters
Canada has a unique conservation challenge. While our northern hinterlands still hold some of the planet’s last remaining wilderness, many areas in the south have been heavily impacted by human activities. This webinar explores the biodiversity of Canada, highlights why our efforts to protect wildlife and their habitats are critical for conservation at both a national and global scale, and shares how the protection and restoration of nature benefits everyone.
Time: 25 mins
Ours to Save, Ours to Lose
Over 300 species, subspecies and varieties of plants and animals are uniquely Canadian and found nowhere else on Earth. This webinar shares the results from a recent study by NCC and NatureServe Canada that identifies wildlife that can only be found in Canada.
Time: 35 mins
Recovery & Resilience in the Grasslands
Complex problems require collaborative solutions. The reintroduction of the greater sage-grouse and their ongoing recovery in their home range in the southern grasslands of Alberta and Saskatchewan is an effort led by science and expertise, but is fueled by passion and hope. Greater sage-grouse has been listed as endangered in Canada since 1998 and just a few years ago there were fewer than 50 of them left in Canada. Learn more about this partnership between NCC, the Calgary Zoo and Alberta Environment and Parks.
Time: 56 mins
Pause with Nature
Many people are looking for a natural way to reduce stress and enhance their well-being. NCC is partnering with like-minded community organizations to break down stigmas and barriers that people face when wanting to get outdoors. Be inspired, and find out how spending time in nature is good for your health.
Time: 33 mins
And one final video (even though this isn’t a webinar): NCC wants to express our gratitude for all of our supporters who have helped further our conservation efforts!
We Have 14 Million Reasons to Thank You
Nature doesn’t have the words to thank you… but we do. From one end of this country to the other, you have protected 14 million hectares (35 million acres) of Canada’s lands and waters. And we couldn’t have done it without you.
Time: 2 mins