WILDLIFE

Canadian Geographic - - CONTENTS -

Canada joins a ghost gear ini­tia­tive, tall plants move into the Arc­tic and more

That’s how Josey Kit­son, the ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor of World An­i­mal Pro­tec­tion, de­scribes Canada’s de­ci­sion to join her or­ga­ni­za­tion’s Global Ghost Gear Ini­tia­tive, which aims to re­duce the amount of lost or aban­doned fish­ing gear in oceans and thus help pro­tect ma­rine life. Canada an­nounced it was join­ing the ini­tia­tive dur­ing the G7 meet­ing of en­vi­ron­ment, en­ergy and oceans min­is­ters in Hal­i­fax in Septem­ber 2018.

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