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Tag: Oceans

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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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Released Loggerhead turtle crossing beach to the Mediterranean Sea.

Nature’s heroes: Lyudmyla, sea turtle defender

Our oceans are important habitat for endangered leatherback and loggerhead sea turtles. No matter where in the world Lyudmyla is, her passion for protecting them is something she brings with her. Read More
Our oceans are important habitat for endangered leatherback and loggerhead sea turtles. No matter where in the world Lyudmyla...
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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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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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I got 99 problems and dumping is one

Canada has new standards for marine protected areas, but are they good enough?  WWF-Canada celebrated earlier this year when the federal government announced a ban on oil and gas exploration, mining, dumping, and bottom... Read More
Canada has new standards for marine protected areas, but are they good enough?  WWF-Canada celebrated earlier this year when...
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Will 2019 bring the lifeline that Canada’s Endangered killer whales need?

  This past year brought extreme lows for southern resident killer whales. A mere 74 southern residents are left in the Salish Sea where they are fighting for their lives, but we’re optimistic 2019 can be a turning point... Read More
  This past year brought extreme lows for southern resident killer whales. A mere 74 southern residents are left in the Salish Sea...
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Dying orcas get their day in court

Southern resident killer whales are teetering on the brink of extinction. World Wildlife Fund Canada and our partners are taking the federal government to court to try to ensure their survival. Lawyers from Ecojustice asked the Federal Court today to... Read More
Southern resident killer whales are teetering on the brink of extinction. World Wildlife Fund Canada and our partners are taking the federal government...
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Capelin spawn again at Ship Cove

World Wildlife Fund Canada restored a capelin beach in Newfoundland in the hope the small fish would return to spawn. The project was a success, and in July 2018, the forage fish came back.... Read More
World Wildlife Fund Canada restored a capelin beach in Newfoundland in the hope the small fish would return to...
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More parks but less wildlife: What’s going on?

An unprecedented commitment to terrestrial protected areas in Canada could still leave our most vulnerable species unprotected. Here’s how we can make sure that doesn’t happen. Read More
An unprecedented commitment to terrestrial protected areas in Canada could still leave our most vulnerable species unprotected. Here’s how...
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Last hope for rare porpoise may lie in Newfoundland

The key to saving the world’s most endangered marine mammal may lie in Newfoundland. WWF-Canada recently welcomed a delegation of fish harvesters, scientists, fishing gear experts and WWF-Mexico colleagues in St. John’s, Newfoundland. They brought a new type of... Read More
The key to saving the world’s most endangered marine mammal may lie in Newfoundland. WWF-Canada recently welcomed a delegation of fish harvesters,...
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