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Actions for Arctic Biodiversity

15 September 2015 Arctic Council Working Groups ACAP, AMAP, CAFF and PAME are all meeting this week in Tromsø, Norway. To mark the occasion, we’re highlighting a series of projects from their portfolios. —– Actions for Biodiversity 2013-2021: implementing the recommendations of the Arctic Biodiversity Assessment (ABA), is the implementation plan for the Arctic Biodiversity […]

by ahnationtalk on September 15, 2015478 Views

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Adaptation Actions for a Changing Arctic (AACA)

14 September 2015 Arctic Council Working Groups ACAP, AMAP, CAFF and PAME are all meeting this week in Tromsø, Norway. To mark the occasion, we’re highlighting a series of projects from their portfolios. —– “Climate, environmental, and socio-economic drivers will interact and amplify the complexity of decision-making in an unpredictable and rapidly changing Arctic. Cumulative […]

by ahnationtalk on September 14, 2015474 Views

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CITES Animal Committee decides Trade in Polar Bears not Detrimental

(September 9, 2015 – Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI) Vice-President James Eetoolook applauded last week’s decision by a committee of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) to not conduct a significant trade review of polar bears. The decision was made during a CITES meeting of the […]

by ahnationtalk on September 10, 2015707 Views

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Procedure for harvesting caribou on Baffin Island

Start Date: August 26, 2015 End Date: September 9, 2015 Baffin Island 30 sec The Government of Nunavut has accepted the Nunavut Wildlife Management Board’s decision to set a total allowable harvest (TAH) of 250 male caribou for Baffin Island. However, harvesting cannot take place until the tags have been allocated to communities by the […]

by ahnationtalk on August 27, 2015474 Views

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Oil Drum Clean Up And Removal From Beach

August 26, 2015 (Iqaluit, Nunavut) The City of Iqaluit, the Qikiqtani Inuit Association, and the Government of Nunavut’s Department of Environment are working together to clean up old oil drums from the Iqaluit beach between the Canadian Coast Guard and the old cemetery. Residents are being notified that all oil drums on the Iqaluit beach […]

by ahnationtalk on August 27, 2015454 Views

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Limited caribou harvest allowed on Baffin Island

IQALUIT, Nunavut (August 26, 2015) – Minister of Environment Johnny Mike has accepted the Nunavut Wildlife Management Board’s (NWMB) recommendation that a total allowable harvest (TAH) of 250 male caribou should be set for the Baffin Island caribou subpopulation, effective immediately. The Qikiqtaaluk Wildlife Board (QWB) has the responsibility for determining the allocation of the […]

by ahnationtalk on August 26, 2015464 Views

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Minister visits new Conrad campground

August 25, 2015 WHITEHORSE—Construction of the new Conrad campground on Tagish Lake is on schedule, Minister of Environment Wade Istchenko announced today following a tour of the site on August 11. “The Conrad campground will help meet the growing demand for recreational opportunities near Whitehorse for both Yukoners and visitors,” Istchenko said. “After walking around […]

by ahnationtalk on August 26, 2015520 Views

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GNWT Participation in Operation Nanook

YELLOWKNIFE (August 24, 2015) – In order to ensure residents of the territory are prepared in the event of a crisis the Government of the Northwest Territories is participating in Operation Nanook to test the government’s emergency management practices and protocols. Taking place in the Inuvik and Fort Smith areas between August 17 and 28 […]

by ahnationtalk on August 25, 2015504 Views

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WWF-Canada statement on the Clyde River Federal Court of Appeal ruling

August 20, 2015 Toronto, August 20, 2015 – On August 17, the Canadian Federal Court of Appeal ruled against the application put forward by Clyde River Mayor Jerry Natanine, the Hamlet of Clyde River and the Nammautaq Hunters and Trappers Organization to block a controversial five-year seismic testing project off the east coast of Baffin […]

by ahnationtalk on August 20, 2015724 Views

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Clyde River Inuit to continue fight against seismic testing

18 August 2015 (Toronto) – The Inuit community of Clyde River was dealt a blow today in their efforts to stop unwanted oil exploration in their waters, when the Federal Court of Appeal ruled against Clyde River, upholding a National Energy Board decision to permit five years of dangerous seismic blasting in Baffin Bay and […]

by ahnationtalk on August 19, 2015597 Views

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