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Tag: Arctic

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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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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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Two narwhal crossing tusks at sunset near Baffin Island, Nunavut

Growing up with narwhal

“I was nine-years-old when I saw my first narwhal,” Max Kalluk, now 33, tells Brandon Laforest, WWF-Canada’s Arctic species specialist. It wasn’t just one, though. “Hundreds of pods of narwhal came to town,” he... Read More
“I was nine-years-old when I saw my first narwhal,” Max Kalluk, now 33, tells Brandon Laforest, WWF-Canada’s Arctic species...
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The Arctic is cool — let’s keep it that way

International community rallies to protect Arctic waters The Arctic took centre stage at the 7th session of the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Pollution Prevention and Response (PPR) sub-committee in London, England, from February 17... Read More
International community rallies to protect Arctic waters The Arctic took centre stage at the 7th session of the International...
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What Canada can learn from the devastating oil spill in Brazil

Oil spill creates social and environmental crisis in coastal communities By Elissama Menezes and Mark Brooks On August 30, reports emerged of oil washing up on the northeast coast of Brazil. This may be... Read More
Oil spill creates social and environmental crisis in coastal communities By Elissama Menezes and Mark Brooks On August 30,...
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