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Tag: Nunavut

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Supporting Inuit-led conservation in Nunavut

The vast tundra, expanses of sea ice and Arctic Ocean waters of Nunavut, in the Canadian Arctic, are home to many species — from narwhal and polar bears to beluga whales and caribou. It’s... Read More
The vast tundra, expanses of sea ice and Arctic Ocean waters of Nunavut, in the Canadian Arctic, are home...
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Polar bear on ice flow

Will the Last Ice Area support polar bears?

Accelerated warming in the Arctic over the past few decades has resulted in rapid changes to the Arctic habitats that marine species rely on. Against this backdrop, the Last Ice Area may be an... Read More
Accelerated warming in the Arctic over the past few decades has resulted in rapid changes to the Arctic habitats...
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Tech tools in the polar bear conservation toolbox

Monitoring polar bears and their Arctic habitats is critical in our quest to understand how they are responding to climate change—especially diminishing sea ice. When the Agreement on the Conservation of Polar Bears was... Read More
Monitoring polar bears and their Arctic habitats is critical in our quest to understand how they are responding to...
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A disappearing glacier in Greenland

Why is the Arctic warming faster than the rest of the planet?

While the world as a whole has warmed by around 1.2°C since the start of the industrial revolution, the Arctic has warmed by around 3°C, with devastating impacts for people and ecosystems. This faster... Read More
While the world as a whole has warmed by around 1.2°C since the start of the industrial revolution, the...
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‘They’re the experts’: Field notes from community visits in Nunavut’s Kitikmeot region

By Erica Guth, Specialist, Arctic Conservation; and Emina Ida, Associate Specialist, Arctic Resilient Habitats Our WWF-Canada team arrive in Gjoa Haven, Nunavut — the first of three stops which will also include Kugaaruk and... Read More
By Erica Guth, Specialist, Arctic Conservation; and Emina Ida, Associate Specialist, Arctic Resilient Habitats Our WWF-Canada team arrive in...
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Inuit man standing behind a podium with a WWF panda logo on it

‘We survived off our resources for millennia’: Paul Okalik, WWF-Canada’s lead Arctic specialist

During last month’s COP15 biodiversity summit, WWF-Canada’s lead Arctic specialist, Paul Okalik, moderated an Arctic marine conservation panel with guest speakers hailing from Alaska to Nunavut. Before returning home to Iqaluit, Paul spoke to... Read More
During last month’s COP15 biodiversity summit, WWF-Canada’s lead Arctic specialist, Paul Okalik, moderated an Arctic marine conservation panel with...
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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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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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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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