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Joshua Ostroff

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Jimmy Ullikatalik on Aviqtuuq Indigenous Protected and Conserved Area

WWF-Canada’s Beyond Targets report proposes a new model for protected and conserved area establishment in Canada — one that prioritizes the advancement of Indigenous Protected and Conserved Areas (IPCAs) and Indigenous rights and title,... Read More
WWF-Canada’s Beyond Targets report proposes a new model for protected and conserved area establishment in Canada — one that...
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Male narwhals caress one another with their tusks in Nunavut, Canada.

Double, trouble: The danger of Baffinland’s expansion plans

UPDATE: On May 13, 2022, the Nunavut Impact Review Board (NIRB) issued a 441-page report recommending that Baffinland’s proposal not go ahead because the expansion would have “significant adverse effects” on wildlife and Inuit... Read More
UPDATE: On May 13, 2022, the Nunavut Impact Review Board (NIRB) issued a 441-page report recommending that Baffinland’s proposal...
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Looking up at western toad tadpoles, Anaxyrus boreas, swimming in a school though masses of water shield plants.

5 things to give you hope in 2022

We’re now a month into 2022 and, once again, it hasn’t been the fresh start we all would’ve liked. If you’re feeling pessimistic about the state of things, be it the pandemic or the... Read More
We’re now a month into 2022 and, once again, it hasn’t been the fresh start we all would’ve liked....
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Vern Cheechoo standing in the woods

Mushkegowuk Council’s Vern Cheechoo on peatlands, climate change and the ‘Ring of Fire’

To help inform their stewardship decisions, the Mushkegowuk Council, which represents seven First Nations communities in northern Ontario, is working with WWF-Canada and McMaster University’s Remote Sensing Lab to “ground-truth” the carbon mapping research... Read More
To help inform their stewardship decisions, the Mushkegowuk Council, which represents seven First Nations communities in northern Ontario, is...
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Campfire under aurora borealis

How we charted a new course for nature’s recovery in 2021

Well, we made it to the end of another tough year. The pandemic continued taking a physical, economic and emotional toll while biodiversity continued disappearing at record rates. And this year’s climate-fuelled nature disasters... Read More
Well, we made it to the end of another tough year. The pandemic continued taking a physical, economic and...
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Polar Bear Family Arctic Sunset

Our Arctic Species Conservation Fund returns for sixth field season

With warming temperatures and industrial pressures surging across the North, WWF-Canada’s Arctic Species Conservation Fund (ASCF) launched in 2016 with a clear mission: support high-quality research and stewardship actions that bring together science, technology and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit... Read More
With warming temperatures and industrial pressures surging across the North, WWF-Canada’s Arctic Species Conservation Fund (ASCF) launched in 2016 with a clear...
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Lake Sturgeon swimming underwater

Canada’s (not actually) creepiest at-risk creatures

For Halloween we’re exhuming some scientific facts about Canada’s spookiest species. But don’t judge a bat by its blood-sucking — these creatures are fundamental to our ecosystems. What’s really spine-chilling is that all of... Read More
For Halloween we’re exhuming some scientific facts about Canada’s spookiest species. But don’t judge a bat by its blood-sucking...
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Three children running on a path in a wooded area

Election 2021: Federal Party Survey on Environmental Platforms

With environmental concerns playing a major role in the 2021 federal election, we’re helping Canadians make the most informed choice at the polls by releasing this non-partisan Federal Party Survey on Environmental Platforms. WWF-Canada,... Read More
With environmental concerns playing a major role in the 2021 federal election, we’re helping Canadians make the most informed...
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Aerial view of the landscape typical of the Hudson Bay Lowlands, Ontario, Canada

Protecting the “Breathing Lands”

Northern Ontario’s evocatively named Ring of Fire — upstream of the traditional territory of the seven First Nations forming the Mushkegowuk Council — is a hotbed of mineral deposits. But that’s not all this... Read More
Northern Ontario’s evocatively named Ring of Fire — upstream of the traditional territory of the seven First Nations forming...
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