Fascinating stories about nature, why we need it in our lives, and the passionate Canadians helping to protect it. In this seven-part series, we’ll take listeners to some of Canada’s important natural areas, from the Bay of Fundy to Victoria. We talk to Canadians helping care for these places, from scientists to hometown heroes. Connect to Canada’s nature. Learn about the Nature Conservancy of Canada’s conservation work. And be inspired to find out how you can help support this work.


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  • Grizzly bear, AB (Photo by Mike Gibeau)
    Episode One: The Last Five Miles

    This is the story about one of Alberta’s most distinctive landscapes and the people protecting it.
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  • Cowichan Garry Oak Preserve, British Columbia (Photo by Tim Ennis/NCC)
    Episode Two: The Meadow That Mattered

    This is the story of how nature and people shape each other.
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  • Riverside Albert stream (Photo by NCC)
    Episode Three: Nature, the Engineer

    This is the story of a village that needed a forest to protect its drinking water.
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  • Carden Alvar, ON (Photo by NCC)
    Episode Four: The Home of the Butcher Bird

    This is the story of a globally rare ecosystem discovered by chance – and why it matters.
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  • Plains bison, Old Man on His Back Prairie and Heritage Conservation Area, SK (Photo by NCC)
    Episode Five: The World’s Most Endangered Ecosystem

    This is the story of how fire, cows and bison keep the world’s most endangered ecosystem healthy.
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  • Poweshiek skipperling (Photo by Rachel Carol)
    Episode Six: The Mystery of the Disappearing Butterfly

    This is the story of the groundbreaking efforts to save a small insect from extinction.
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  • Blanding's turtle (Photo by Simon Pelletier)
    Episode Seven: Why the Turtle Crossed the Road

    This is the story of how people in Quebec are trying to save turtles – one cell phone photo at a time.
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