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Getting a new look at bowheads

WWF supported a project to collect rare drone footage of bowhead, one of Canada’s largest and longest-lived marine mammals.

Planning a future for the Last Ice Area

WWF is looking at the future management of the "Last Ice Area", the place where summer sea ice is projected to persist longest.

Preventing polar bear conflict in Canada

In the community of Arviat, WWF supports a polar bear patrol and pilot projects with food storage containers, solar-powered electric fencing and diversionary feeding stations.

Promoting renewable energy

WWF is advocating for renewable energy, and piloting renewable solutions with some Arctic communities.

Supporting local voices on caribou in Canada

Working with northern communities in the Arctic by providing resources and expertise to ensure that community viewpoints on conservation issues are heard in decision-making processes impacting caribou habitat.

Surveying polar bears in Western Hudson Bay

WWF supports polar bear surveys using an innovative mark-recapture technique that does not require tranquilising the bears.

Teaching the next generation

WWF works with Students on Ice to provide high school students a first hand experience of the effects of climate change in the Arctic.

Tools for mariners

WWF has created maps and posters for Canadian ships in the Arctic to help mariners identify and avoid marine mammals.

Understanding narwhals

WWF supports a multi-partner research project with local Inuit communities, fitting satellite radio-transmitters to narwhals to investigate seasonal movements, key staging and wintering habitats, dive depths and diets.

Publications

The Circle 04.19
The Circle 04.19
3 December 2019
The Circle 02.19
The Circle 02.19
13 June 2019
2019 Arctic Council Conservation Scorecard - Overview
2019 Arctic Council Conservation Scorecard - Overview
29 April 2019
2019 Arctic Council Scorecard Country Overviews
2019 Arctic Council Scorecard Country Overviews
29 April 2019
2019 Arctic Council Scorecard Methodology
2019 Arctic Council Scorecard Methodology
29 April 2019
Canada’s Arctic Marine Atlas
Canada’s Arctic Marine Atlas
17 September 2018
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Meet the team

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Specialist, Arctic oil and gas

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Senior Specialist, Arctic Fisheries

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Vice President, Arctic

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Senior Specialist, Arctic shipping

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Senior specialist, Arctic marine conservation

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Specialist, Eastern Arctic

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Senior specialist, Arctic species & ecosystems

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Specialist, Renewable Energy, Arctic