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Joshua Ostroff

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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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The Nunavut hamlet of Taloyoak at sunrise

The tiny town of Taloyoak is an Arctic inspiration

UPDATE: FOOD SOVEREIGNTY PROJECT IN TALOYOAK, NU NABS $500,000 PRIZE  For the Inuktitut version, please click here. Perched on the edge of Aviqtuuq, also known as the Boothia Peninsula, the Nunavut hamlet of Taloyoak... Read More
UPDATE: FOOD SOVEREIGNTY PROJECT IN TALOYOAK, NU NABS $500,000 PRIZE  For the Inuktitut version, please click here. Perched on...
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Sunrise over icy landscape in Churchill

Megan Leslie on turning ‘possibilities into realities’ in 2021

In last January’s Fieldnotes newsletter, we interviewed WWF-Canada president and CEO Megan Leslie about the year to come. (Let’s just say our foresight wasn’t 2020.) But we’re giving it another try, even though, once... Read More
In last January’s Fieldnotes newsletter, we interviewed WWF-Canada president and CEO Megan Leslie about the year to come. (Let’s...
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Forest fire

The Global Climate Strike is Back and Yes, We Still Have Hope

Time has never felt more malleable, compressing and expanding with each news cycle. So you might be surprised that it’s only been a year since six million of us took to the streets in... Read More
Time has never felt more malleable, compressing and expanding with each news cycle. So you might be surprised that...
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Polar bear crosses frozen lake in front of unfrozen Hudson Bay during a late sunrise near Churchill, Canada © Elisabeth Kruger / WWF US

COVID can’t stop Inuit citizen science in Coral Harbour, NU

Data is an important part of conservation decision-making but it’s not always easy to gather, especially in the Arctic. That’s why Leonard Netser — a resident of Coral Harbour, a thousand-person town on the... Read More
Data is an important part of conservation decision-making but it’s not always easy to gather, especially in the Arctic....
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Indigenous-led conservation is the path forward

We believe that Indigenous-led conservation is the most effective, equitable and efficient way to safeguard the nature that all of us hold dear. Our work has evolved over time to be more inclusive and, where possible,... Read More
We believe that Indigenous-led conservation is the most effective, equitable and efficient way to safeguard the nature that all of...
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