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WWF-Canada  Building a future in which people & nature thrive. 🇨🇦 Be a #Wildlifer

Great news for 🐝! The federal government will ban pesticides linked to bee deaths beginning 2021! Around 15 years ago, bee colonies began to collapse and studies soon revealed neonicotinoids were linked to the mass die-offs. In Canada, pesticides have played a role in the decline of the gypsy Cuckoo bumble bee, yellow-banded bumble bee and western bumble bee, all of which are at risk. After DDT was banned in the 70s, many species, especially bird populations, started to bounce back. We're hopeful this bold move will #StopWildlifeLoss across the country. 🙌 📽Anthony Merante
#bee #bees #savethebees #pollinators #wildlife #gardens #pesticides #pesticidefree #canada #nature #wwf #wwfcanada

Groups all around the country are working to improve biodiversity. That's why we're funding 13 projects this summer through #WWFGoWild! One project will use wildlife cameras and non-invasive hair snagging stations to learn more about bear and salmon populations found in British Columbia's Wakeman River watershed! Stay tuned for updates on the incredible work these groups are doing to help wildlife and nature thrive. If you'd like to learn about how they are connecting to nature, visit wwf.ca/gowild 🌲🐻🐟

📷Andrew S. Wright / WWF-Canada
#bears #grizzlybear #canada #britishcolumbia #salmon #fish #funding #grants #nature #science #monitoring #conservation #wwf #wwfcanada

Wildfires are currently sweeping through parts of British Columbia, and some can be found near the beautiful Stikine River. In fact, communities along the wild river have been evacuated as a precaution. Extreme heat is creating conditions that lead to wildfires, so we are concerned about the impacts of climate change on this river, which has remained largely undisturbed by human activities. The Stikine not only nourishes people but a variety of wildlife like lynxes, grizzly bears, black bears, moose, stone sheep, wolves, caribou, rainbow trout and chinook salmon.
Lynx and wildflowers 📷Mark Fels
Overhead of the river 📷 Sandy Richardson
#wildlife #wildfire #bc #britishcolumbia #canada #freshwater #river #rivers #stikine #stikineriver #climatechange #extremeheat #wwf #wwfcanada

Happy World Elephant Day! These gentle giants are critical to maintaining the balance of their habitats, but their habitats are shrinking. African elephant habitats alone have declined by over 50% since 1979, while Asian elephants roam just 15% of their historical range. 🐘🌳 // Bonne Journée mondiale des éléphants! Ces gentils géants sont essentiels au maintien de l'équilibre des habitats, mais leurs habitats rétrécissent sans cesse. L'habitat de l'éléphant d'Afrique a diminué de plus de 50 % depuis 1979, alors que les éléphants d'Asie ne disposent plus que de 15 % de leur aire de répartition historique. 🐘🌳

📷 naturepl.com / Andy Rouse / WWF
#worldelephantday #elephant #elephantday #africanelephant #asianelephant #ivory #conservation #antipoaching #wildlife #wwf

A lion cub finds her voice // Happy World Lion Day! 🦁
Ce lionceau trouve sa voix // Bonne Journée mondiale du lion! 🦁

📷James Morgan / WWF-US
#worldlionday #lionday #lions #wildlife #cub #wwf

Despite the name, Geoffrey's cat doesn’t belong in a house or to someone named Geoffrey. This cat, which just happens to be the size of a domesticated feline, can be found in central South America. If you happen to come across one, don’t pet it because they won't purr or rub their head against your leg. 😻

📷James Frankham / WWF
#geoffreyscat #cat #catsofinstagram #argentina #ibera #iberawetlands #southamerica #nature #wildlife #wwf

The race is on to save J50, also known as Scarlet, a juvenile southern resident killer whale that appears to be starving to death. @noaafisheries and Fisheries and Oceans Canada are working together to locate the J pod to asses the health of J50. Also in this pod is J35, who has been mourning the loss of her newborn calf by keeping the body afloat since July 24. Her health could also be deteriorating now and scientists want to monitor her. Some good news: after a few days of searching, the pod was spotted on Aug. 7 off Vancouver Island. Why is this pod, and the entire population endangered? In short, there isn't enough chinook salmon for the 75 remaining whales to eat. They are also under stress from human activities such as vessel traffic and underwater noise from commercial shipping. Earlier this year we lost another southern resident, L92 a.k.a Crewser. These whales deserve stronger protections, and we will continue to fight for them by pressuring our government to limit disturbances. •
Tous les efforts sont déployés ces jours-ci pour sauver J50, aussi connue sous le nom de Scarlet, une jeune épaulard résident du sud qui semble mourir de faim. @noaafisheries et Pêches et Océans Canada collaborent pour localiser le clan J et évaluer l'état de santé de J50. Pourquoi ce clan – et toute cette population – sont-ils en danger? En bref, il n'y a pas assez de saumon quinnat pour nourrir les 75 baleines restantes. Et les activités humaines, comme le trafic maritime et le bruit sous-marin provenant de la navigation commerciale, ajoutent au stress subi par ces épaulards. Ces baleines méritent des protections plus vigoureuses, et nous continuerons à lutter pour elles en faisant pression sur notre gouvernement pour limiter les perturbations causées aux épaulards. •
📷NOAA Fisheries West Coast, Permit #16163 & Permit #21368
#orca #whale #whales #killerwhale #southernresidents #southernresidentkillerwhales #canada #salishsea #bc #brotishcolumbia #salmon #chinook salmon #wwfcanada

We're into week 3 of narwhal camp where WWF offices join locals, Fisheries and Oceans Canada and other partners in Nunavut to learn more about the unicorn of the sea. The weather hasn't always cooperated but we caught a glimpse of two walruses—a narwhal camp first! #DYK once hunted to near extinction, the walrus is slowly bouncing back in the north Atlantic. Today, you will find around 25,000 of these toothy marine mammals. If all goes according to plan, we'll update you on our narwhal friends soon. 🦄🌊

📷Tom Arnbom / WWF
#walrus #arctic #arcticocean #canada #canadianarctic #narwhal #narwhalcamp #science #conservation #wwf #wwfsweden #wwfcanada

This is the Liard River, which runs through British Columbia, Yukon and the Northwest Territories. Last year we identified it as one of Canada's longest, free-flowing rivers. That means it hasn't been impacted by a dam, pollution, climate change, and habitat loss and fragmentation. We want to keep the Liard and other rivers wild, but to do that we need more data. Stay tuned for more news on the work we're doing on this beautiful river. •
📷Catherine Paquette

Today we were on the Credit River with our friends @cvc_ca & @loblawson! We put our hip waders on and got into the river to "sink" Christmas trees. That's right, your old Christmas trees can create fish habitat and narrow and cool down streams. These trees have already transformed an area that was once used by cattle into productive habitat for brook trout—but the work isn't done yet. That's why we help support vital restoration efforts through our #LoblawWaterFund! @cvc_ca isn't the only group benefiting from @loblawson generosity; we're funding freshwater conservation work all around 🇨🇦. Right now, watersheds are under stress from pollution, climate change and habitat loss and fragmentation, but thanks to community groups and partners, we're making great progress for wildlife. #Wildlifer💧

📷Antonella Lombardi/WWF-Canada
#canada #caledon #ontario #conservation #freshwater #brooktrout #creditriver #river #stream #watershed #wwf #loblaws #wwfcanada

Today is #EarthOvershootDay, the day we've used nature's resource budget for the entire year. This year marks the earliest date yet for this day. If you swipe through, you will see that as Canadians, we are using resources beyond our means. Canada’s resource use is one of the highest in the world – and if we had a national Earth Overshoot Day, it would fall on March 18, instead of today. Canadian wildlife and ecosystems are already feeling the impact of our unsustainable lifestyles. We found 50% of monitored vertebrate species are experiencing declines of 83% on average and all watersheds are experiencing stress from human activities including pollution, climate change, water use, habitat loss and fragmentation. We need to work together and #MoveTheDate! 🌎 // Aujourd'hui, c'est le Jour du dépassement planétaire, jour à partir duquel l'humanité aura consommé toutes les ressources naturelles que la Terre peut renouveler durant l’année. La date n’a jamais été aussi tôt dans l’année. Ici au Canada, nous consommons des ressources bien au-delà de nos moyens. Notre empreinte est l’une des plus élevées au monde – si nous calculions notre propre Journée du dépassement national, la date tomberait le 18 mars! Nos espèces et nos écosystèmes subissent déjà les impacts de nos modes de vie non durables. Nous avons constaté que 50 % des espèces de vertébrés analysées sont en situation de déclin, et les espèces qui déclinent chutent de 83 % en moyenne. Et tous nos bassins versants sont affectés par les activités humaines, dont la pollution, les changements climatiques, l’altération du débit, la surutilisation de l'eau, la perte et la fragmentation d’habitat. Nous devons travailler ensemble. #MoveTheDate 🌎

📷Victor Daggberg

🚨It's your LAST CHANCE to make an impact. 🚨The government could allow oil & gas activities in Canada's marine protected areas—doesn't make sense, does it? These areas are often the only refuge for endangered or at-risk marine species. Oil & gas activities should be banned in these areas, and that's why we need YOU to have your say before midnight on July 31. Click the link in our bio to send an email to @justinpjtrudeau before it's too late for our whales, seals, dolphins, seabirds and other wildlife. #OilFreeMPA

📷David Merton Photography/Getty Images
#beluga #belugawhale #whale #seal #fish #dolphin #seabirds #mpa #marineprotectedarea #conservation #action #takeaction #wildlife #canada #ocean #arcticocean #atlanticocean #pacificocean