WWF-CANADA VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS (MORE WORK BELOW)
Oil and Gas Exploration banned in Marine Protected Areas!
Through thousands of emails and messages, you spoke loudly: keep oil and gas out of Marine Protected Areas. At the #NatureSummit in Montreal, the government of Canada showed that they heard. There will be no oil and gas exploration or development in Canada’s MPAs. #OilFreeMPA
WWF-Canada's Wildlife Protection Assessment
WWF-Canada researchers spent nearly a year analyzing habitat protection across the country. We learned that the areas of greatest wildlife need are inadequately protected. If we want to protect at-risk species in Canada and preserve vital carbon sinks to fight climate change, there are five priority areas requiring urgent attention. Read more: http://bit.ly/2IyhYbG
Greenland shark tagging
Greenland sharks are a fascinating species, one researchers know relatively little about - but that could change! It takes just 15 minutes to tag a single shark and the new information acquired could pay off for years to come. This group of scientists managed to measure the metabolic rate of a Greenland shark for first time ever! These researchers, in Nunavut for "narwhal camp," managed to tag 34 Greenland sharks as part of a larger narwhal tagging program and ecosystem study. Narwhal camp is an annual event that brings scientists from around Canada together to learn more about Arctic species. Held near Pond Inlet, Nunavut last summer, it's an event WWF-Canada helps support through our Arctic Species Conservation Fund.
World Wetlands Day 2019
Home to diverse wildlife and powerful weapon against climate change, Canada's wetlands are a crucial part of the equation that allows both people and nature to thrive. This #WorldWetlandsday, we celebrate our vital wetlands and vow to continue working with our partners to protect these critical ecosystems.