Striking Balance

Striking Balance

8 Episodes

Striking Balance - the documentary series that travels across Canada - using aerial photography, motion capture, time-lapse and nature photography to create a stunning representation of the country's Biosphere Reserves.
These Reserves are set up in areas of global environmental significance, those that run them make an ongoing commitment to the UN to strive for sustainability. Biosphere Reserves are not parks and they have no legal authority. They are places where people have been inspired to find ways to live and work in harmony with nature.

Join the team on this epic journey that just might change the way you think about the natural world, and our place in it

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Striking Balance
  • Clayoquot

    Episode 1

    After years of conflict over logging in Clayoquot Sound, British Columbia, communities looked to the past to learn how the environment, cultures and economies can thrive together

  • Long Point

    Episode 2

    Ontario’s Long Point – the world’s longest freshwater sand spit is today lush with forests and wetlands - however the area is threatened by a European invader - the phragmites plant

  • Mont Saint-Hilaire

    Episode 3

    The old-growth forest and pristine glacial lake of Quebec’s towering Mont Saint-Hilaire are cherished by the communities that surround it, but continued 'development' threatens the place itself

  • Bras d’Or

    Episode 4

    On the Bras d’Or Lake in Cape Breton, oyster farming has traditionally been a sustainable alternative to working in the coal or steel industries. Back in 2002 a parasite almost wiped out the oyster population, since then both traditional Mi’kmaq knowledge and western science have worked hand in ...

  • Georgian Bay

    Episode 5

    The people of Georgian Bay, Ontario, struggle to mitigate the impact of increasing numbers of cottagers and a new four-lane highway on the region’s endangered species

  • Redberry

    Episode 6

    Students conduct both social and scientific experiments at Redberry - a salt lake at the heart of a shrinking Saskatchewan community that’s determined to thrive in the face of industrial agriculture

  • Fundy

    Episode 7

    Atlantic Salmon are on the edge of extinction at Fundy Bay, New Brunswick but the staff at Fundy Biosphere Reserve are determined to nurse the population back to health

  • Waterton

    Episode 8

    Grizzly bears have enjoyed increased protected in Alberta since 2006, challenging the ranchers of the Waterton Biosphere Reserve to find new ways to coexist with this powerful animal