Based in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Sigrid leads WWF-Canada’s Wildlife and Industry Team, which aims to reduce or eliminate the direct threat from industrial activities to wildlife habitat viability and carbon storage capabilities in Canada. The approach is solutions-oriented towards ecologically responsible and sustainable development within the fishing, mining, energy, and shipping sectors. She advances conservation initiatives at local, national and global scales through advocacy and partnerships with fellow environmental NGOs, industry, government, scientists, Indigenous groups and local communities. Sigrid has helped secure minimum standards for Marine Protected Areas in Canada, developed a ‘Food for All’ national forage fish initiative, and has led WWF-Canada’s successful campaign against oil and gas in the Laurentian Channel.
Prior to joining WWF-Canada, Sigrid held leadership roles in multiple programs with the Government of Canada in the Department of Fisheries and Oceans including Integrated Management, Marine Protected Areas and Fish Habitat Protection. Sigrid holds a Master of Environmental Science from Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador.
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In the face of widespread wildlife loss and climate change, WWF-Canada is working to protect wild places and the species that live in them.