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An adventure with WWF

Written by: Nalini Stewart, WWF-Canada Board Member

I love to travel. I just returned from Namibia where we saw animals, birds and beetles that have adapted to life in the Namib Desert – the oldest desert in the world. On an earlier trip, we saw lemurs and chameleons in the rainforest in Madagascar. WWF-International is present in both countries and working hard to preserve our natural world. Last summer, my husband Tim and I decided to stay closer to home and explore Newfoundland with WWF-Canada.

Signal Hill © Tim Stewart

Signal Hill © Tim Stewart

I often think back to the spectacular view from Signal Hill on our last day. The coastline snaking along as far as we could see. Seabirds gliding around us.  Salty breezes invigorating our senses. It’s not hard to make a trip to Newfoundland worthwhile, as it is a beautiful, charming and lively part of our country. What made this trip especially memorable was WWF.

Tim and Nalini in Newfoundland. ©  Janice Ryan / WWF-Canada

Tim and Nalini in Newfoundland. © Janice Ryan / WWF-Canada

©Tim Stewart

©Tim Stewart

Having several knowledgeable experts with us added great value to our adventure. Janice Ryan and Dr. Bob Rangeley have a long history of working – and even more importantly, living – in the area. Thanks to their connections and friendships, we were able to go on board a working cod fishery boat. This was the perfect backdrop to learning about the work WWF is doing on the water to bring back the economically and ecologically important cod stocks.

© Tim Stewart

© Tim Stewart

Every year, WWF-Canada experts guide trips on the ground in the places they work. It is an opportunity to see Canadian wildlife and landscapes through the lens of conservation. This year you have the chance to visit Algonquin Park, Newfoundland and Churchill with one of the leading conservation organizations in the world. This is your chance to really get to know some of the main players in Canadian conservation, and see the challenges and opportunities first hand.

Join us on the ground, in the places we are working to conserve. Immerse yourself in spectacular Canadian landscapes. We want to show you what we do. Visit wwf.ca/travelwwf to learn about our upcoming travel opportunities.