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Earth Hour

Earth Hour 2021 to spotlight hope for wildlife and climate

How to participate in Earth Hour on Saturday, March 27 at 8:30 pm local time: - Turn off all non-essential lights at 8:30 p.m. local time - Join our first-ever Earth Hour “Virtual Spotlight”: On the night of Earth Hour, we’ll be posting a must-watch video on all our social media...
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WWF-Canada calls for halt of capelin fishery to protect species

Capelin is a keystone species, playing an important role in the marine ecosystem as a food source for predators such as northern cod, whales, and seabirds. Capelin abundance plummeted precipitously 30 years ago and has never recovered. Closing the fishery for now, until a precautionary approach can be applied, is an essential first step in allowing capelin populations to recover. 
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Food sovereignty project in Taloyoak, NU nabs $451,000 prize 

Most northern town on Canadian mainland wins Arctic Inspiration Prize for Niqihaqut, meaning “our food” in Inuktitut  TALOYOAK, NU Feb. 20, 2021 On the coast of Aviqtuuq, the Nunavut hamlet of Taloyoak is home to 1,100 residents and one $451,000 Arctic Inspiration Prize for their food sovereignty project. WWF-Canada is proud to have helped support the community in developing this prize-winning proposal as well as other ongoing environmental initiatives.  Niqihaqut, which means “our food” in...
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Oceans

Ship-based oil spill compensation reform needed for Indigenous communities

Indigenous communities face many barriers to receiving compensation for oil spills from ships in their territories — in fact, only one relatively small claim has ever been paid directly to an Indigenous group — according to a new WWF-Canada-commissioned report. When an oil spill from a ship occurs, any person, organization, company,...
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WWF-Canada announces new Chair of the Board, Lloyd Bryant

WWF-Canada is pleased to announce that Lloyd Bryant has been named the new chair of its Board of Directors. Mr. Bryant is the retired president and CEO of HP Canada, where he was a champion of sustainability in his sector. He has served on WWF-Canada’s board since 2014. Julie...
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