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Tag: narwhal

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Above and below the ice, Arctic species need your help

The Canadian Arctic is warming even faster than we previously thought. This is putting wildlife on an increasingly dangerous course both above and below the sea ice. This Giving Tuesday, you can help make... Read More
The Canadian Arctic is warming even faster than we previously thought. This is putting wildlife on an increasingly dangerous...
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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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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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WWF-Canada's lead Arctic specialist Paul Okalik in Kugaaruk, NU

Saying no to the Baffinland mine expansion in Nunavut

This article originally appeared in The Circle: The Arctic Under Pressure. By Sarah MacFadyen Located on the northern tip of Nunavut’s Baffin Island, Baffinland’s Mary River Mine produces 6 million metric tonnes of iron ore... Read More
This article originally appeared in The Circle: The Arctic Under Pressure. By Sarah MacFadyen Located on the northern tip of...
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Male Narwhal (Monodon monoceros) gathering en masse to eat cod in the spring at the Arctic Bay floe edge in Lancaster Sound, Nunavut, Canada.

Why narwhal are the most vulnerable to a warmer, louder Arctic

For millennia, these tusked ice whales have been a vital part of Inuit culture in the eastern Arctic. In other parts of the world, the narwhal’s long spiral tusks were once believed to have... Read More
For millennia, these tusked ice whales have been a vital part of Inuit culture in the eastern Arctic. In...
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