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Tag: marine protected areas

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Court decision leaves marine ecosystems vulnerable to impacts of exploratory oil and gas drilling

The Federal Court has dismissed a lawsuit challenging the federal government’s assessment of the ecosystem impacts of exploratory oil and gas drilling off the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador. The decision sets a dangerous... Read More
The Federal Court has dismissed a lawsuit challenging the federal government’s assessment of the ecosystem impacts of exploratory oil...
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Grand Chief Solomon and Minister Wilkinson sign a MOU to assess the feasibility of a National Marine Conservation area in western James Bay and southwestern Hudson Bay.

First phase of Indigenous-led National Marine Conservation Area a critical step in fight against biodiversity loss and climate change

The assessment is another important contribution in meeting Canada’s goal to protect 30 percent of its land and waters by 2030, in a region that will benefit both biodiversity loss and climate change. The... Read More
The assessment is another important contribution in meeting Canada’s goal to protect 30 percent of its land and waters...
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‘No Dumping’ in Marine Protected Areas Isn’t as Clear as It Seems

After years of advocacy, WWF-Canada was thrilled when the federal government committed to establishing new minimum standards for federal marine protected areas (MPAs) that included bans on oil and gas exploration, mining, bottom trawling and dumping.... Read More
After years of advocacy, WWF-Canada was thrilled when the federal government committed to establishing new minimum standards for federal marine...
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Lifeguard sitting with whistle

Stop playing ‘dirty pool’ in our marine protected areas

Unlike the kids in our Dirty Pool swimming “experiment,” at-risk species don’t have any choice but to swim in contaminated water. They live in it. You can be a (wild)lifeguard by helping protect our... Read More
Unlike the kids in our Dirty Pool swimming “experiment,” at-risk species don’t have any choice but to swim in...
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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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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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Grey water dumping threatens ocean health and people

Chronic industrial pollution and climate change are transforming our oceans and helping drive a global biodiversity crisis. Among the many sources of ocean pollution, none are as prevalent — or as solvable — as “grey water” from ships. It’s a... Read More
Chronic industrial pollution and climate change are transforming our oceans and helping drive a global biodiversity crisis. Among the many...
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Will our marine protected areas adapt to a changing climate?

New study finds that Canada should do more to ensure MPAs are effective well into the future   By Aurelie Cosandey-Godin A few weeks ago, delegates from around the world gathered in Montreal to... Read More
New study finds that Canada should do more to ensure MPAs are effective well into the future   By...
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MaPP: A foundation for future marine protected areas

Tthe recently completed Marine Planning Partnership (MaPP) plan for BC’s coast sets out recommendations to sustainably manage 102,000 km2 of Canada’s Pacific Coast, stretching from Northern Vancouver Island to the Alaska border. Read More
Tthe recently completed Marine Planning Partnership (MaPP) plan for BC’s coast sets out recommendations to sustainably manage 102,000 km2...
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