Today we unveiled our Eastern Arctic Mariner's Guide. This guide (swipe!), which you can't read here (sorry!), will hang in poster form in participating ships that move through the Canadian Arctic. We developed this guide to help mariners avoid sensitive wildlife areas and marine species. While the willingness to plan wildlife-friendly routes and limit impacts on communities may be there, the ability to do so in the eastern Arctic was limited before now. We're grateful to Northern community members and others who helped refine this guide so that it could be easily used and embraced by the shipping industry, which has increased its presence in the Arctic as summer sea ice is on the steady decline.
📷VDOS GLOBAL / WWF-Canada