Ten million buffalo once roamed the plains of North America. Today, only a few carefully protected herds remain. The carrier pigeon, the whooping crane, the flightless great auk of the Atlantic seaboard, and other species have all fallen prey to the greatest predator, man. This film shows efforts being made by wildlife specialists to preserve and nurture the creatures that do remain in our wilderness areas. Scenes rarely photographed make this a spellbinding film throughout.
In 1979, New Brunswick was the first province to offer an Index of the Quality of the Air (IQUA) program. The Bay of Fundy, along the province's shoreline, can play a role in improving poor air quality, whereby the cool sea breezes slow pollutant dispersal and concentrate air pollution close to ground level.