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Open letter to the IMO on speed reduction

Open letter to the IMO on speed reduction

Speed controls on ships, determined and implemented by the IMO, would have multiple benefits.

23 October 2018

Harmful dumping in Canadian Arctic to double by 2035, new WWF study finds

Harmful dumping in Canadian Arctic to double by 2035, new WWF study finds

The amount of untreated grey water dumped in Canadian Arctic waters is projected to double by 2035 if left unregulated, this new report commissioned by World Wildlife Fund Canada shows.

15 August 2018

WWF statement on new shipping guidelines to protect the Bering Strait region

WWF statement on new shipping guidelines to protect the Bering Strait region

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) adopted new voluntary measures this week aimed at protecting the Bering Strait and Sea from potentially devastating oil spills due to shipping a...

25 May 2018

Global Shipping Sector Steps Up, Sets Climate Targets And Bans Use Of Heavy Fuel Oil In Arctic

Global Shipping Sector Steps Up, Sets Climate Targets And Bans Use Of Heavy Fuel Oil In Arctic

The IMO agreed to ban heavy fuel oil in the Arctic, a region on the frontline of the impacts of climate change

13 April 2018

WWF urges leading shipping companies to move to LNG

WWF urges leading shipping companies to move to LNG

The use of liquefied natural gas (LNG) will ensure sustainable economic development and environmental safety in the Russian Arctic, says WWF. The Northern Sea Route could become the world�...

6 December 2017

Report: Increased shipping near Greenland threatens whales

Report: Increased shipping near Greenland threatens whales

A report supported by WWF assesses the impacts of ship noise on six west Greenland species: narwhal, beluga, bowhead whale, ringed seal, harp seal and walrus.

27 September 2017

WWF guide helps ships avoid vulnerable Arctic species

WWF guide helps ships avoid vulnerable Arctic species

A new WWF-Canada guide designed to help mariners in the Hudson Strait identify and avoid marine mammals is being unveiled at a Canadian Coast Guard and Transport Canada meeting in Montreal t...

25 May 2017

WWF Report: Noisy oceans dampening whale romance

WWF Report: Noisy oceans dampening whale romance

A report from WWF details the problems increasingly noisy oceans are creating for whales.

14 February 2014

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