Oceans North Canada promotes science- and community-based conservation of Canada’s Arctic Ocean and the resulting well-being of indigenous Arctic residents who rely upon its natural wealth. Working with Arctic residents in Canada, we support science-based policies consistent with indigenous land claims and traditional practices for sustainable commercial fishing, environmentally responsible offshore hydrocarbon development and oil spill standards, and appropriate Arctic shipping safety rules.
Led by The Pew Charitable Trusts in partnership with Ducks Unlimited Canada, Oceans North Canada includes Canadian and U.S. staff that work closely with their colleagues and marine science experts at The Pew Charitable Trusts to promote northern solutions in the North American Arctic from Davis Strait to Bering Strait.
© Ronnie Campbell
About The Pew Charitable Trusts’ Environmental Initiatives
The aim of Pew’s environmental initiatives is to strengthen policies and practices in ways that produce significant and measurable protection for terrestrial and marine systems worldwide.
About Ducks Unlimited Canada
Ducks Unlimited Canada is a national, private, nonprofit organization that has been committed to wetlands conservation for more than 65 years. Its projects are as diverse as the vast Canadian landscape, from working in the prairie potholes to the boreal forests and Arctic coasts. Ducks Unlimited Canada specializes in on-the-ground, research-based projects that are supported by thousands of Canadian volunteers, members and staff. Their track record allows them to aptly bill themselves as “Canada’s Conservation Company.”
About Oceans North Canada
Oceans North Canada partners with Inuit, governmental, nonprofit and industry groups to advance conservation and create sustainable solutions for the Arctic. We undertake policy development and research projects and support conservation planning and sustainable fisheries management. Our comprehensive approach will generate exemplary marine conservation actions that bring together governments and northern groups to provide leadership for the Arctic.
Bowhead whale bones in the Arctic sunset
© Joel Bennett
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