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At the funeral today for their son, Rob Stewart's parents shared this poem they had adapted for the filmmaker — creator of Sharkwater, Revolution and the in-progress Sharkwater: Extinction. They have set up a fund through WWF-Canada to carry on Rob's conservation work. Please give. [ Ow.ly Link ]

Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there; I do not sleep.
I am a thousand waves that...
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02/18/2017 at 14:00. Facebook
Happy World Whale Day! We're working for whales every day: on projects to quiet underwater noise so orcas can communicate and find food, and on programs to monitor and sustain small fish like herring so humpbacks have enough to eat. We also work to promote a network of marine protected areas in Canadian waters, so whales that live here or are just passing through have places where limited...
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02/17/2017 at 15:59. Facebook
It's important to note both poles are experiencing unprecedented changes this year.
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Yesterday, the federal government announced a new Marine Protected Area in the Hecate Strait, off Haida Gwaii in BC. WWF-Canada has been working for years to protect this area with its unique glass sponge reefs, which shelter endangered rockfish and provide a nursery habitat for many other species. The designation will help to keep damaging activities like trawling and dropping anchors away...
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Dive into the Hecate Strait and Queen Charlotte Sound Glass Sponge Reefs Marine Protected Area off the coast of British Columbia, Canada

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Catch a free screening of Rob Stewart's documentary Sharkwater on Feb 25. at select Cineplex theatres across Canada. In lieu of the ticket price, theatres will accept donations to [ Wwf.ca Link ] to continue Rob's work after his tragic death. [ Ow.ly Link ]

Sharkwater - A Tribute to Rob Stewart

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Will you take the plunge for Arctic conservation? WWF’s Polar Dip (Feb. 28) is an exhilarating way to raise money for conservation efforts for Arctic wildlife like polar bears, narwhals and caribou.
Dare to dip: wwf.ca/polardip
WWF-Canada Water Ambassadors Alex and Tyler Mifflin are back with their groundbreaking documentary series The Water Brothers which takes viewers across the globe exploring some of the most pressing water stories of our time. Catch the premiere of season 4 on March 3 - 7:30pm EST on TVO
Five years ago, when he was just seven years old, Sean Hutton led the first-ever Polar Bear Walk in Guelph Ont. to raise awareness about the threat of climate change to polar bears. On International Polar Bear Day (Feb. 27), he’s asking Canadians across the country to join him. Ditch your car and walk to school or work, helping reduce emissions and raise funds for Arctic conservation.
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Is it a lizard? Or a dinosaur? You may be wondering which cartoon creature adorns the Valentine's Day Google Doodle this year. Wonder no more: it's a PANGOLIN, a mammal found in Asia and Africa. It's the world's only scaled mammal, and one of the most poached and illegally trafficked animals in the world. WWF partnered with Google to draw attention to this unusual and threatened creature. Show...
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Canadian filmmaker Rob Stewart was a champion for oceans. His critically acclaimed documentary Sharkwater (2006), about how the global demand for shark fins drives species to extinction, won dozens of awards and created mass awareness and action for shark conservation.

Rob died scuba diving off the Florida Keys in January while working on his next film. He was just 37.

He accomplished so...
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A moving tribute to Rob Stewart by friend Pablo Garcia.

"My Hero. My inspiration. The planet lost an amazing human being and ally. Rob left us while doing what he lived for, documenting the beauty of our ocean to raise awareness about the urgency to protect it. Your voice will grow louder in the actions of all of the many that you inspired. It was honor to have met you. A true larger than...
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Tragic end to the search for conservation filmmaker Rob Stewart. His impact on marine life will endure. So sad. [ Ow.ly Link ]

SHARKWATER Movie | Help Save Sharks | Rob Stewart Documentary

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Wetlands are critical habitat for wildlife – like this blue-spotted salamander – in freshwater ecosystems. #worldwetlandsday
For the beautiful, iconic orcas of the Salish Sea, survival is uncertain. They face multiple threats, including a declining food supply and underwater noise from ships. Last week, the Port of Vancouver and Green Marine, a voluntary environmental program for the shipping industry, announced measures to help cut the underwater noise that whales, dolphins and porpoises find so disruptive. This is...
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Time is running out for Salish Sea orcas | WWF-Canada Blog

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@HewlettPackardEnterprise Canada CFO, Linda Sampson, weighs in on why it’s more important than ever for businesses to take into account the true costs of nature – and how finance leaders can be the planet’s biggest champions. [ Ow.ly Link ]

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Our friend and ally Rob Stewart is missing after a dive. Please give and share to help search & rescue efforts. [ Gofundme.com Link ]
Friday marked 1,000 days of zero poaching of tigers and rhinos in Chitwan National Park in Nepal — the country's first protected area . This incredible achievement is a result of hard work and collaboration between the government, Nepal Army, local community members and WWF.
Check out the novel technique our colleagues at WWF-Finland are using to save the endangered Saimaa ringed seal.

The Lake Saimaa ringed seals need snow to build the dens where they give birth but the last few years have been too mild to provide the deep snow they need. Volunteers from WWF-Finland have been working to create artifical snow drifts to help the seals build dens for their pups...
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Underwater photography can give us a fish-eye view of a hidden world. Check out the amazing winners of the 2016 Ocean Art Contest, underwater photography division, to see species like sharks, seals, seahorses and turtles swimming in their natural habitats. Which one is your favourite?

2016 Ocean Art Contest Winners

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