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Mi'kmaw fishing vessels docked at the Saulnierville wharf in Nova Scotia.

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A pond of meltwater in Tallurutiup Imanga, Nunavut.

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A minke whale breaches near Head Harbour, New Brunswick.

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A beluga whale breaks the surface while research technician looks on.

What We’re Working On

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Sealskin kamiks, Mittimatalik (Pond Inlet), Nunavut.

Arctic Science & Indigenous Knowledge

Sustainable Arctic conservation draws on the best information to support a healthy marine environment and thriving Arctic communities.

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Torngat Fjords, Nunatsiavut.

Indigenous Protected Areas & Marine Conservation

Building a network of Arctic marine conservation areas identified and managed by Inuit will encourage resilient ecosystems that support a traditional way of life.

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A freighter canoe passes the luxury cruise ship Crystal Serenity in Mittimatalik (Pond Inlet), Nunavut.

Industry & the New North

Sustainable, science-based rules are needed to protect people and wildlife as climate change opens new areas of the Arctic Ocean to shipping, commercial fishing and other industries.

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Staff brave the bugs while collecting data on belugas for Inuvialuit community-based monitoring program near Paulatuk, Northwest Territories.

Conservation Jobs & Training

Indigenous Arctic experts should be hired to oversee marine conservation areas and monitor ecosystems.

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“Maintaining healthy coastal and marine habitats is critical for food security, cultural continuity and increased economic opportunities from fisheries and tourism.”

Mary Simon Minister’s Special Representative on Arctic Leadership

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Tallurutiup Imanga Video

Poetry and images explain why Lancaster Sound needs to be protected.

Responsible Shipping in Canada's Arctic Waters

A comprehensive report recommends safer policies for vessel traffic in the North.