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Beyond Targets: Spotlight 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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An Inuk man watches an icebreaker, Nunavut, Canada

The Arctic needs an Emission Control Area — and it needs one now

The shipping industry transports goods around the world — but that’s not all it brings. Eighty-six per cent of international ships burn Heavy Fuel Oil (HFO), the residual product left over from the fuel... Read More
The shipping industry transports goods around the world — but that’s not all it brings. Eighty-six per cent of...
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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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Close up of an Atlantic walrus

Help launch walrus research to the next level — Space!

The climate of the Arctic is changing three times faster than the global average, threatening nature and people. This Giving Tuesday, you can do twice as much to help keep it in balance by... Read More
The climate of the Arctic is changing three times faster than the global average, threatening nature and people. This...
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Inuit teen near a qaggiq igloo

What youth can do to fight climate change

Young people are the least responsible for climate change, especially in the Arctic where our communities are so small. Yet we’re the ones who will live with the long-term impacts — and we have the right... Read More
Young people are the least responsible for climate change, especially in the Arctic where our communities are so small. Yet we’re...
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What youth can do to fight climate change

Young people are the least responsible for climate change, especially in the Arctic where our communities are so small. Yet we’re the ones who will live with the long-term impacts — and we have... Read More
Young people are the least responsible for climate change, especially in the Arctic where our communities are so small....
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Ellesmere Island

Connecting marine protected areas in Canada’s Arctic

Polar bear, beluga whales, narwhal and other iconic species share the vast and beautiful Canadian Arctic. But that’s not all they have in common. They’re also constantly on the move — whether on land... Read More
Polar bear, beluga whales, narwhal and other iconic species share the vast and beautiful Canadian Arctic. But that’s not...
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High Arctic cleanup finds ghost gear, ancient pop

Nungarut is an area of utmost importance to the Inuit of South Baffin Island. Also known as Bay of Two Rivers, it’s used for harvesting and fishing, especially for Arctic char, and lies along... Read More
Nungarut is an area of utmost importance to the Inuit of South Baffin Island. Also known as Bay of...
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Group standing around solar panels in Nunavut

Nunavut residents need support for renewables

While travelling from our Arctic office in Iqaluit to the western Nunavut hamlet of Kugaaruk this summer, I stopped in Cambridge Bay to check out the Canadian High Arctic Research Station (CHARS) and, in... Read More
While travelling from our Arctic office in Iqaluit to the western Nunavut hamlet of Kugaaruk this summer, I stopped...
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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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Conservation in the time of coronavirus

Conservation isn’t exactly an indoor activity — though much of our work, especially data analysis and our Science, Research and Innovation team’s research like the Wildlife Protection Assessment, Living Planet Report Canada and our in-progress national... Read More
Conservation isn’t exactly an indoor activity — though much of our work, especially data analysis and our Science, Research and...
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