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.
The Alberta oil sands may be the largest hydrocarbon deposit yet discovered with 175 to 200 billion barrels of reserves in three major areas covering 140,200 square kilometres. However, oil production will affect pristine boreal forest, and use between 2 to 4.5 barrels of water for each barrel of oil.