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Tag: Oceans

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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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Salish Sea orcas are starving. An emergency order can save them

Endangered orcas in the Salish Sea off the Pacific Coast are starving. Declines in chinook salmon, the main source of food for these southern resident killer whales, along with disturbances and contaminants in their habitat, have scientists fearing for their survival. As their... Read More
Endangered orcas in the Salish Sea off the Pacific Coast are starving. Declines in chinook salmon, the main source of food for these southern...
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Lessons from Atlantic Canada's oldest marine protected area

This year, Atlantic Canada’s first marine protected area created under the Oceans Act became a teenager. But since marine protection in Canada is still so new, the 13-year-old Gully is considered one of the venerable... Read More
This year, Atlantic Canada’s first marine protected area created under the Oceans Act became a teenager. But since marine...
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Wildlife milestone achieved after 30-year effort

It’s a place of indescribable natural beauty. It’s the Arctic home of three-quarters of the planet’s narwhal and a place where millions of seabirds arrive in summer to raise their young. It is part of the... Read More
It’s a place of indescribable natural beauty. It’s the Arctic home of three-quarters of the planet’s narwhal and a...
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