World Wildlife Fund

Freshwater Ecosystems Face Immediate Threats

WWF-Canada | Posted 10.31.2016 | Canada Impact

Across the globe, freshwater wildlife populations have declined 81 per cent over the past four decades. That's more than twice the population decline for land-based or ocean wildlife. In Canada, some of those freshwater species at risk include Atlantic salmon, white sturgeon, freshwater mussels, nooksack dace, the northern leopard frog, and seven of eight freshwater turtle species.

We Must Heed The Urgent Call For Change From The Arctic

WWF-Canada | Posted 10.28.2016 | Canada Impact

Most of us couldn't imagine that it would come to this, at least not in our lifetime. The Arctic is changing from a white, ice-covered, predictable environment to one that is increasingly unstable. And because of the tight linkages between Earth's systems, changes in the Arctic will reverberate around the world.

Canada's Oceans Need Meaningful Protections. Here's Why

WWF-Canada | Posted 10.27.2016 | Canada Impact

Marine mammals such as the North Atlantic right whale are threatened by shipping collisions and entanglement in fishing gear. Beluga whales are threatened by chemical and noise pollution, as well as loss of habitat. And all species in Canada will feel the effects of climate change, which is happening faster than species can adapt.

'Mass Extinction Of Wildlife' Could Be On Its Way, And It's Our Fault

CP | Danica Kirka, The Associated Press | Posted 10.27.2016 | Canada

Researchers predict that in four years, populations of vertebrate species could have fallen by 67 per cent from 1970 levels.

The Bay Has A Cotton-Picking Problem

CP | Linda Nguyen, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.07.2016 | Canada Business

But Walmart and Target are worse.

25 Things You Should Know About The CN Tower Climb

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 04.11.2016 | Canada Living

Don't try to take two steps at a time.

Paris Climate Deal Makes History: Environment Minister

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.12.2016 | Canada Politics

Hard work at home comes next, Catherine McKenna wrote on Twitter.

Alberta Dentist Creates App In Honour Of Slain Lion

The Huffington Post Alberta | Sarah Rieger | Posted 12.04.2015 | Canada Alberta

"You're saving animals in the virtual world, but you're doing something in the real world."

We Must Protect Our Beloved Beluga Whales

David R. Miller | Posted 06.05.2016 | Canada Impact
David R. Miller

The beluga is primarily known as an Arctic species, where it spends most of its time among the sea ice. As with many Arctic sea ice dependent species, beluga whales are affected by the loss of sea ice caused by climate change. They are being forced to adapt to the changing ecological system.

Everything You Need To Know Before You Do The CN Tower Climb

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 04.24.2015 | Canada Living

Get ready to lace up those sneakers Toronto! This weekend marks the 25th anniversary of the World Wildlife Fund sponsored CN Tower climb. It is one...

Brand Lets Dangerous Animals Design Its Jeans

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 07.10.2014 | Canada Style

Lions, tigers, and bears—oh my! One clothing label has launched “the only jeans on earth designed by dangerous animals.” Japanese brand Zoo ...

Celebrate Canada's Oceans at Your Local Fish Counter

David R. Miller | Posted 05.11.2014 | Canada Politics
David R. Miller

Improving the way we fish and grow seafood is critical to the survival of some of our planet's most threatened marine and freshwater species and environments. But a national sustainable seafood day is also a critical reminder that even through our everyday choices in what food we buy, we can have a profound impact on the future of life on our planet. And nowhere is that more true than at our fish counters.

For Elephants, Indian Festival Season is Pure Torture

Sangita Iyer | Posted 02.02.2014 | Canada Impact
Sangita Iyer

Elephants, those gentle giants, are one of the most majestic, intelligent and fascinating animals. In India alone, there are more than 3,000 captive elephants. In Kerala, festivals run from November through May, with May unravelling the most spectacular display of the majestic elephants to entertain people, but the most torturous season for these animals.

Canada Could Be a Leader in Anti-Wildlife Poaching

Sangita Iyer | Posted 06.01.2013 | Canada Impact
Sangita Iyer

The Conservative government could have taken a much bolder stance on wildlife poaching, especially given the recent Canada-China Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (FIPA). Canada has even more power to coerce China into bringing forth sweeping changes to it's treatment of animals and the environment.

Vancouver Guns For Earth Hour Champion

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 03.10.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Vancouver is going head to head with five other cities for the title of 2013 Earth Hour Capital, an award to recognize cities that take innovative act...

Coca Cola Gets New Can, Donates To Help Save Polar Bears

CP | Bob Weber, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.25.2011 | Canada Politics

Coca-Cola Ltd. is changing its iconic can — and pledging millions of dollars — to help scientists plan how other icons such as polar bears can sur...

Canada Not Ready For Arctic Drilling, Reports Say

CP | Bob Weber, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.09.2011 | Canada Business

As Canada's energy regulator readies its final round of talks on offshore oil drilling in the Arctic, two new reports suggest there's a long way to go...