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User Image wwfcanada Posted: Jan 8, 2018 2:02 PM (UTC)
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There are roughly 6 million Adélie penguins in Antarctica and surrounding regions. Although they're not at risk, climate change could alter their habitat and diet. In fact, their diet shifted from fish to krill around 200 years ago, likely due to the decline of the Antarctic fur seal and baleen whale. 🐧
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📷naturepl.com / Edwin Giesbers / WWF

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User Image wwfcanada Posted: Feb 17, 2018 5:28 PM (UTC)

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Happy #WorldWhaleDay! Did you know that over the course of a year, Canadian waters are visited by around 33 species of whales? What's your favourite? 🐋 Joyeuse Journée international des baleines! Laquelle est votre préférée? Humpback in the Great Bear Rainforest, B.C. 📷 Andrew S. Wright / WWF-Canada
User Image wwfcanada Posted: Feb 14, 2018 11:55 AM (UTC)

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Happy Valentine's Day to all you nature & wildlife lovers. Can you spot the ❤️s in nature? | Joyeuse Saint-Valentin à tous ceux & celles qui aiment la nature et la faune! Un ❤️ se cache dans cette photo... Le voyez-vous?
User Image wwfcanada Posted: Feb 11, 2018 2:01 PM (UTC)

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#DYK the world's largest land mammal is a herbivore? Elephants can eat nearly 1000 pounds of food in a day. 🐘 | 📷 James Suter / Black Bean Productions / WWF-US
User Image wwfcanada Posted: Feb 9, 2018 11:05 PM (UTC)

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#DYK Hudson Bay polar bears walk up to 5000 km each year across sea ice in search of food and to raise their cubs? Help us work to protect critical Arctic habitats by participating in a #PolarBearWalk! Visit polarbearwalk.wwf.ca to find out how you can join us. 🚶‍♀️🚶‍♂️ | 📷 Magnus Andersen / Norwegian Polar Institute / WWF-Canon
User Image wwfcanada Posted: Feb 6, 2018 9:29 PM (UTC)
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Today, Canada proposed amendments to the Fisheries Act. Critical protections for fish habitat dismantled under the Harper government in 2012 are being restored – and will be stronger than ever. This means protection for ALL fish and their marine and freshwater habitats. 👍👍
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Although the proposed amendments contain many positive changes, some concerns remain. There was a failure to include prohibition on continued harvesting of fish while they are in a critical recovery period. We were also hoping to see explicit language regarding deadlines and timelines for stock rebuilding plans. WWF-Canada will continue to be involved to ensure that the full potential of these new legislative tools is realized.🐟
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📷Chinook Salmon ©Paul Vecsei via Engbretson Underwater Photography
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📷An Atlantic bluefin tuna swims in the waters of Canada's Gulf of Saint Lawrence (c) Brian J. Skerry_National Geographic Creative_WWF-Canada
User Image wwfcanada Posted: Feb 5, 2018 2:39 PM (UTC)
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After 250 years of human impact, the Saint John River in New Brunswick is under significant stress. That’s why we’re working with @ACAPsj and @thecocacolaco to change that. #WWFRestorationFund
User Image wwfcanada Posted: Feb 4, 2018 3:21 PM (UTC)

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#DYK in just 30 years, the world lost about 50% of its coral reefs? #IYOR2018 🐠
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📷WWF-US / Gabriella Ahmadia
User Image wwfcanada Posted: Feb 1, 2018 1:48 PM (UTC)
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There's a killer whale population that lives in the Salish Sea, which has a diet made almost entirely of chinook salmon. The southern residents have unique and complex hunting techniques that have been passed down from generation to generation, and that's making it difficult for them to adapt to a shortage of salmon. Many are starving to death. In fact a two-year-old orca from the J-pod you see in this video is believed to have starved to death last year. We are now working with @ecojustice_ca, @raincoastconservation, @davidsuzukifdn, @nrdc_org and @georgiastraitbc to reverse their decline. Together, we urge Fisheries and Oceans Canada to implement an emergency order to address imminent threats to the survival of the remaining 76 whales. Head to blog.wwf.ca to read more about the action needed to save this population. #ProtectOrcas ---
Thanks to @hysazu for generously providing us with this beautiful footage from Rosario Strait.
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Il existe une population d’épaulards vivant dans la mer des Salish qui s’alimente presque exclusivement de saumons quinnats. Les résidents du Sud possèdent des techniques de chasse uniques et complexes qui se transmettent de génération en génération, ce qui rend difficile pour cette population de s’adapter à la pénurie de saumons. Plusieurs ne survivent pas. D’ailleurs, l’épaulard de deux ans que l’on aperçoit ici dans la vidéo est mort de faim dans la dernière année. Nous travaillons maintenant avec @ecojustice_ca, @raincoastconservation, @davidsuzukifdn, @nrdc_org et @georgiastraitbc afin de renverser leur déclin. Ensemble, nous demandons à Pêches et Océans Canada de mettre en place un décret d’urgence pour faire face aux menaces imminentes à leur survie. Rendez-vous sur notre blogue pour en savoir plus sur les actions nécessaires pour préserver cette population.
User Image wwfcanada Posted: Jan 30, 2018 12:52 PM (UTC)

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Canada is home to two-thirds of the world's polar bears, so we're pleased to see Canada delivering on their commitment to safeguard the species. We are currently two years into a 10-year action plan that all five polar bear range states (swipe to see!) agreed upon. The first scorecard gives Canada strong points for increasing monitoring and tracking for six of our 13 subpopulations – more than any other country. Canada also developed regulations and pioneered new technologies to combat illegal trade of polar bear parts. Where does work need to be done? Identifying and protecting critical habitats; setting best practices for tourism operators; setting best practices for oil spill response and prevention. We hope the range states will work together to combat issues facing the species - the biggest of all: climate change. 📷 Elisabeth Kruger
User Image wwfcanada Posted: Jan 29, 2018 1:00 PM (UTC)
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Look at this magnificent snowy owl captured on Sunday in downtown Toronto! Perhaps this one's giving us some #MondayMotivation and encouraging us to start fundraising for this year's #CNTowerClimb? Click the link in our bio to register for the event! The funds you raise for the climb will help us #StopWildlifeLoss in Canada. 📷Talesh Seeparsan .
#owl #snowyowl #owls #canada #toronto #cntower #the6 #the6ix #bird #birds #birdsofinstagram #birdsoftoronto #arctic #arcticbirds #birding #birdwatching #nature #wildlife #wwf #wwfcanada
User Image wwfcanada Posted: Jan 26, 2018 9:32 AM (UTC)
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We're in Newfoundland this week with our colleagues from @wwf_mexico, who developed shrimp fishing gear that won't harm the vaquita. We're testing the gear at the @marine.institute in what is the world's largest flume tank. Watch the video to learn more about this critical initiative to #SaveTheVaquita! 🇲🇽🇨🇦
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#vaquita #porpoise #marinelife #marinemammals #mammal #endangered #endangeredspecies #mexico #gulfofcalifornia #uppergulfofcalifornia #ocean #fishing #fishinggear #flunetank #newfoundland #canada #wwf #wwfmexico #wwfcanada
User Image wwfcanada Posted: Jan 25, 2018 9:41 PM (UTC)

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Congrats to all the winners of last year's photo contest! Did you receive our 2018 calendar? If so, some of these may look familiar - especially the image of the humpback whale, which was chosen as the winning photo. Visit blog.wwf.ca to see more photos. And stay tuned for the next #WWFPhotoContest! 👌
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📷: Natalie Gillis, Humpback whale diving .
📷: Ian Stotesbury, A brown bear catching a salmon trying to make its way up Brooks Falls in Katmai National Park .
📷: Vicky Chauhan, Star turtle .
📷: Martina Schneider, A pair of Northern Gannets photographed during a courtship display .
📷: Miro Mytny, Polar bear in den .
📷: Merri-Lee Metzger, Endangered Great Lakes piping plover .
📷: Martina Schneider, Loon shakes off water at sunrise .
📷: Megan Lorenz, Atlantic puffin holding a wild iris in his beak to present to his mate for nesting material .
📷: Angus Hamilton, A pair of elks .
User Image wwfcanada Posted: Jan 22, 2018 7:21 PM (UTC)
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What's that? Just a wallaby taking a dip. Although it's a welcome sight, it's indicative of an issue facing wildlife in Australia: rising temperatures. New South Wales is experiencing a 40C-45C heatwave, so even wildlife are looking for ways to cool down. In some cases, wildlife aren't able to adapt to the extreme heat. Just a couple of weeks ago, hundreds of flying fox bats died because there wasn't enough canopy cover to protect them from the heat. Increasing temperatures create more heat waves and more droughts, and that's why WWF officers around the world are working to tackle climate change. ☀️🐨🦇
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🎥Maya Linnell via Storyful
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#australia #wallaby #kangaroo #ocean #oceans #newsouthwales #victoria #victoriaaustralia #climate #climatechange #globalwarming #flyingfox #flyingfoxbat #wwf #wwfcanada
User Image wwfcanada Posted: Jan 22, 2018 2:16 PM (UTC)
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You may have seen a monarch butterfly well into fall and that's because 2017 saw the latest migration ever recorded. Most of those butterflies likely never made it to their wintering grounds in Mexico. Some scientists believe the delay is due to rising temperatures. We await the report from our colleagues at WWF Mexico to learn more. .
Vous avez croisé un papillon monarque tard l’automne dernier? C’est parce que la migration de l’année 2017 est la plus importante jamais enregistrée. La plupart de ces papillons ne se rendent pas jusqu’à leurs zones d’hivernage au Mexique. Certains scientifiques affirment que ce délai est causé par le réchauffement climatique. Nous attendons le rapport de nos collègues du WWF Mexique pour en savoir plus. 📷Eric Rock / Natural Habitat Adventures
User Image wwfcanada Posted: Jan 20, 2018 1:18 PM (UTC)
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#DYK a giraffe's neck is too short to reach the ground? That's why you see them spreading their legs, which are around 6 feet in height, to reach ground water. #themoreyouknow🌈.
📷Martin Harvey / WWF.
#giraffe #giraffes #dyk #animalfacts #africa #southafrica #nature #conservation #wildlife #wwf #wwfcanada
User Image wwfcanada Posted: Jan 19, 2018 2:44 PM (UTC)

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It's official: 2017 is among the three hottest years on record. If countries work together to keep warming to 1.5°C, there will be shorter heat waves, less drought and fewer wildfires. Extreme weather is not only dangerous, but expensive - and the longer we wait to limit warming to 1.5°C, the more it will cost. ☀️🌊🔥⛈
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Si les pays collaborent pour limiter le réchauffement à 1,5°C, les vagues de chaleur seront plus courtes, il y aura moins de sécheresses et moins de feux de forêt. Non seulement les températures extrêmes sont dangereuses, mais elles sont coûteuses – et plus nous attendons pour limiter le réchauffement à 1,5°C, plus nous paierons cher. ☀️⛈🌊🔥
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📷 1 Glenn Beltz /CC2 / Flickr
User Image wwfcanada Posted: Jan 18, 2018 3:07 PM (UTC)

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Climb for nature. Climb for wildlife. Climb for change. On April 7 or 8, take on Canada’s tallest challenge. Just click the link in our bio. BONUS: If you raise $500 before Feb. 15 you could win a trip to see polar bears and belugas in Churchill, Manitoba! #CNTowerClimb 🇨🇦 ---
Grimpez pour la nature. Grimpez pour les espèces. Grimpez pour du changement. Les 7 et 8 avril, participez au plus grand défi au pays! Vous n’avez qu’à cliquer sur le lien dans notre bio. BONUS : si vous amassez 500 $ avant le 15 février, vous pourriez gagner un voyage pour voir les ours polaires et les bélugas à Churchill au Manitoba! 🇨🇦
📷J. D. Taylor / WWF-Canada
User Image wwfcanada Posted: Jan 16, 2018 4:25 PM (UTC)
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The Kermode bear, which is actually a subspecies of the black bear, can only be found in parts of British Columbia. Roughly 1 in 10 are born with a white coat due to a recessive gene that doesn't allow for the production of melanin. The bear, pictured here, is hunting for salmon in the breathtaking Great Bear Rainforest. 🐻
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L’ours kermode, une sous-espèce de l’ours noir, peut seulement être aperçu dans certaines parties de la Colombie-Britannique. Il y a environ 1 ours sur 10 qui nait avec une fourrure blanche en raison d’un gène récessif qui ne permet pas la production de mélanine. L’ours que l’on voit sur l’image chasse le saumon dans la forêt pluviale du Grand Ours en Colombie-Britannique.🐻
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📷Andrew S. Wright / WWF-Canada
User Image wwfcanada Posted: Jan 11, 2018 2:30 PM (UTC)
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Many of us complain how road salt destroys shoes, boots and pants. But it has a greater impact on freshwater ecosystems. To put it simply: road salt is killing wildlife, especially in and around the Great Lakes. Freshwater fish can’t survive in water that’s too salty, and salty water kills eggs and larvae of wildlife such as mussels. Frogs and turtles die when there’s too much salt in lakes and rivers. That's why we are working with businesses to reduce the amount of salt used on properties. And with our partners, including the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority, we’re advocating for an Ontario-wide road-salt reduction strategy. #StopWildlifeLoss #WatershedReports🐢🐟🦎
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En hiver, nous sommes plusieurs à nous plaindre des sels de déglaçage qui salissent nos bottes, souliers et bien souvent, le bas de nos pantalons. Mais ils ont aussi un énorme impact sur les écosystèmes d’eau douce. En quelques mots : ces sels tuent nos espèces, particulièrement dans et autour des Grands Lacs. Les poissons d’eau douce ne peuvent survivre dans une eau trop salée, et l’eau salée détruit les œufs et larves des espèces comme les moules. Les grenouilles et tortues meurent lorsqu’il y a trop de sels dans les lacs et rivières. C’est pourquoi nous travaillons avec les entreprises pour réduire l’utilisation des sels sur les propriétés. Et avec nos partenaires, dont le Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority, nous demandons qu’une stratégie soit élaborée pour la réduction des sels de déglaçage en Ontario. 🐢🐟🦎
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Spring peeper © United States Geological Survey
Spiny softshell turtle © Scott Gillingwater / WWF-Canada