World Enviroment Day

World Environment Day

5 June

Connecting People to Nature


Where do you connect with nature?

National parks, nature reserves and other protected areas offer wonderful opportunities to see nature up close and raw, or just to unwind in a concrete-free landscape. Tell us about your favourite wild place and we will feature it on this website and on our social media channels.

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Look after nature, so it can look after you

Whether an afternoon at the beach, an exhilarating weekend in the mountains or just a walk in the park after a hard day, millions of people around the world know how getting out into more natural surroundings makes you feel better.

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Connecting People to Nature – in the city and on the land, from the poles to the equator

‘Connecting People to Nature’, the theme for World Environment Day 2017, implores us to get outdoors and into nature, to appreciate its beauty and its importance, and to take forward the call to protect the Earth that we share.

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Canada: natural heritage at the heart of national identity

Shaggy polar bears hunting seals amid the ice floes of the Arctic; antlered moose moving silently through the boreal forest fringing the Great Lakes of North America; the lush temperate rainforests along the Pacific coastline of British Columbia.

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