Take a deep breath.

Imagine the Earth.

The plants.

The animals.

The environment.

And how they’re all connected to you.

You might not know it, but we’re connected to you too.

Hi, we’re the Nature Conservancy of Canada.

And this is our annual report. Scroll down to read our story or use the navigation at the bottom to venture deeper into the report.

NCC is Canada’s leading private land conservation organization.

We’re a non-profit dedicated to protecting spectacular natural areas across Canada, so they’ll still be spectacular for our children and our grandchildren.

To identify, secure, conserve and restore natural areas across the country, we partner with landowners, corporations, conservation groups, governments and, sometimes, entire herds of cattle.

Like the cattle that have grazed the Waldron ranch property for generations.

Since 1962, we’ve helped conserve more than
2.7 million acres
of ecologically significant land across the country.

That’s almost twice the size of PEI.

All to protect the natural connections that are all around us.

And we’re not stopping there.

This year, we did a lot of amazing things.

We modified fence lines
to help wildlife connect more easily.

We connected with a rare blue slug 40 kilometres from its traditional range.

That’s a long way for a slug!

We secured 52,494 acres and a renewal of our federal partnership under the National Conservation Plan to strengthen Canada’s connection to nature, coast to coast.

We even helped moose connect with mates through our Moose Sex Project.

Seriously, that's what we called it.

A big part of conserving our natural areas is making sure we strengthen our connection to them.

Think about the last time you connected with nature.

Through our programs, we try to find new ways for Canadians to experience that sense of wonder that nature inspires every day.

Like helping children across Canada build hundreds of seed bombs to restore native meadows.

(Learn how to build your own seed bomb.)

Or counting butterflies.

Our Conservation Volunteers counted 797 on the Carden Alvar, including 43 endangered monarchs.

Now that you’ve seen the eagle’s-eye view of what we do,

let’s get a little closer.

Whether you love exploring the great outdoors...

...or just love looking at pictures of it on your wall, we are all connected by nature.

It’s our home.

It’s our playground.

It’s our future.

And we’re working hard to keep it that way.

That’s the end of this year’s story, but the beginning of many more.

Thank you for all you’ve done to help make these successes a reality this year.

To find out more about our work and how you can connect with us, explore the navigation at the bottom of this page or click here.

View photo credits here.