Student Passions Awakened By Visit To This Arctic Paradise

WWF-Canada | Posted 05.19.2016 | Canada Impact

Known worldwide for its rich biodiversity and abundant marine life, Talluruptiup Tariunga, as it's called by the Inuit, is home to strong currents and tides that bring a constant supply of nutrients to the surface, sustaining a wide range of species from the land, sea and air. Polar bears, narwhals, belugas, bowheads, walrus, seals and seabirds all make their home here.

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.

Two Powerful New Allies Join WWF For A Thriving Arctic

David R. Miller | Posted 03.16.2016 | Canada Impact
David R. Miller

The Canadian Arctic is a special place for conservation. Where else in the world do we have the opportunity to safeguard a place that is still, in many ways, pristine, with people and species living in ecosystems that have only been lightly altered by human activities.

Polar Bear Patrols Keep Bears And Communities Safer

WWF-Canada | Posted 02.23.2016 | Canada Impact

Polar bears are spending longer periods in the summer and fall open-water season resting along Arctic coastlines due to thinning and retreating sea ice. Cut off from seals, their primary food source, these bears scavenge food and are sometimes attracted to communities by odours from country (hunted) food and general human waste.

The Fight For The Great Bear Region Is Halfway Done

David R. Miller | Posted 02.05.2016 | Canada British Columbia
David R. Miller

The Great Bear Region along British Columbia's coast holds one of the largest unspoiled temperate rainforests left on the planet. There was a time when much of the rainforest was slated to be clear cut. But this week, environmentalists, forestry companies, and the 26 First Nations that call the rainforest home reached a final agreement that permanently protects the wilderness and benefits us all.

The Arctic Is A Frozen Security Blanket For The World

WWF-Canada | Posted 12.09.2015 | Canada Impact

To most Canadians, the Arctic is a faraway and mysterious place. It's a romantic piece of our history and identity. That wildness and cold is something we're proud of, but we don't know much about. It should play a bigger role in our consciousness. The Arctic makes up almost 40 per cent of Canada's landmass and two-thirds of our coastline.

Climate Change By The Numbers

WWF-Canada | Posted 12.03.2015 | Canada Impact

Species have declined by 52 per cent globally in the past 40 years. Climate change is one of the biggest contributors to this decline, and will have even more impact in the years to come.

The Boreal Caribou Recovery Plan Will Cut Forestry Jobs

Michel Kelly-Gagnon | Posted 11.23.2015 | Canada Business
Michel Kelly-Gagnon

Without the forest and the economic activity it generates, the North Shore, the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean and all the other forest regions of Quebec would not have experienced the same level of economic development that has benefited all Quebecers. However, forestry activity could fall sharply in the fairly near future.

We Must Keep Our Oceans Healthy and Thriving

David R. Miller | Posted 09.17.2015 | Canada Impact
David R. Miller

We don't need to look any further than the collapse of Newfoundland's northern cod fishery to be reminded of how communities are impacted when resources are overexploited. For centuries, the cod stocks in this region seemed inexhaustible. But when the fishery collapsed in 1992, over 40,000 people lost their jobs.

Learning More About What's Killing Sea Stars

WWF-Canada | Posted 09.14.2015 | Canada Impact

While these colourful marine life forms have been a common and popular sight in the past, in 2013 beach-goers and researchers alike started noticing sea stars with missing or damaged arms. The sea star wasting disease has since been found in over 20 species of sea stars, throughout their Pacific coast range.

How to Tackle Lake Erie's Algae Problem

WWF-Canada | Posted 09.03.2015 | Canada Impact

Phosphorus is a key nutrient in aquatic systems, but excess phosphorous is the leading cause of the increase in the harmful blue-green algae that is becoming more common in the Great Lakes. Toxic and harmful algal bloom occurrences in Lake Erie pose risks to drinking supplies, quality of life and economic vitality.

Action Must Be Taken to Reduce the Algal Blooms Choking Lake Erie

WWF-Canada | Posted 08.07.2015 | Canada Impact

Algal blooms are not a new for Lake Erie. In the 1960s and 70s, blooms were so bad the lake was described as "dead." But despite the success of earlier remedial measures, harmful algal blooms are back and bigger than ever. Algal blooms later this summer are expected to be among the worst ever seen in Lake Erie.

Working to Bring Back Tigers in Nepal

WWF-Canada | Posted 07.30.2015 | Canada Impact

Five years ago, the world's tiger countries came together in the face of drastic tiger population decline to set an ambitious goal. With as few as 3,200 wild tigers remaining, a 97 per cent decline from historic populations, governments agreed to double the number of wild tigers by 2022 -- the next year of the tiger. Five years into this ambitious campaign, we have started to see some extremely promising results in Nepal, a country which is becoming known for its innovative work to protect charismatic species like the tiger, rhino and elephant.

River Assessment Shows We Need to Protect Our Freshwater

WWF-Canada | Posted 08.10.2015 | Canada Impact

WWF-Canada's new national freshwater threats assessment (FTA) found the St. John - St. Croix watershed to experience a "high" level of threats, a score that is in line with most of the other watersheds in the developed areas of the country.

We Must Protect Our Beloved Beluga Whales

David R. Miller | Posted 06.05.2015 | 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.

A Resounding Vote for Nature-Based Economies

David R. Miller | Posted 05.15.2016 | Canada British Columbia
David R. Miller

This decision to reject over $1-billion, which was offered to gain consent for the proposed Pacific Northwest liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminal on Lelu Island in the Great Bear Sea, sends a clear message of opposition to a project that threatens this ecologically and culturally rich region and its salmon-based economy.

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...

March 16-22 Is Canada Water Week - Let's Celebrate!

David R. Miller | Posted 05.16.2015 | Canada Impact
David R. Miller

Someone recently asked me if I knew what watershed I lived in. I live in the Humber River watershed. My wish for Canada Water Week is that every Canadian across the country knows which watershed they live in.

If Everyone Lived Like Canadians, We'd Need 3.7 Planets

David R. Miller | Posted 12.03.2014 | Canada Impact
David R. Miller

As Canadians, we are incredibly lucky to live in a country with so much natural wealth, but we're taking that for granted. We're placing huge demands on the planets' resources, ranked 11th per capita in the world. If everybody in the world lived like Canadians, we would require 3.7 planets to meet our needs -- clearly, this is not sustainable.

It's Worse Than We Thought

CP | John Heilprin, The Associated Press | Posted 11.30.2014 | Canada

GENEVA - About 3,000 species of wildlife around the world have seen their numbers plummet far worse than previously thought, according to a new study ...

The People's Climate March: Calling for Action Today

David R. Miller | Posted 11.17.2014 | Canada Impact
David R. Miller

The People's Climate March is this Sunday, September 21 in New York City and in cities across Canada. I am going to be in New York, along with hundreds of thousands of other people representing over 1,000 organizations. The message is: we need action today!

Standing Up For Safety in Arctic Offshore Drilling

David R. Miller | Posted 11.11.2014 | Canada Impact
David R. Miller

We have chosen to focus our efforts on one of the most critical -- and most debated -- aspects of offshore drilling: the ability to stop a ruptured well from gushing crude oil into the Arctic Ocean in a timely fashion. For us, this is the most risky, most troubling issue that could arise, as illustrated in WWF's recent Beaufort Sea oil spill modelling research.

Where An Oil Spill Knows No Borders

CP | Bob Weber, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.23.2014 | Canada

New research suggests that any type of significant oil spill in Canada's western Arctic would likely spread quickly and foul oceans around Alaska and ...

Getting to Know Toronto's Largest Watershed

David R. Miller | Posted 09.08.2014 | Canada Impact
David R. Miller

On Canadian Rivers Day, I joined my neighbours to learn more about Toronto's largest watershed, the Humber, thanks to the Loblaw Water Fund.

Say 'No' to the Northern Gateway

David R. Miller | Posted 08.04.2014 | Canada Impact
David R. Miller

This month, in fact any day now, the federal government will make its decision on the Northern Gateway pipeline. There is a strong chance that it will make this decision based on a deeply flawed report delivered by the Joint Review Panel (JRP).