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Remembering Graeme Loader through photography

Graeme Loader was an exceptional individual and Community Panda member who tragically lost his life in September. He was on a cycling journey across Canada to raise funds and awareness for WWF.  He started in Vancouver in mid-July of this year, eager to begin his grand adventure.  A professional photographer, Graeme documented his trip with dramatic and compelling images of Canada’s natural wonders.

Graeme Loader photography board

© Graeme Loader Photography

Graeme’s dream was to ride all the way to PEI, while raising $15,000 for WWF’s critical conservation work. Sadly, his mission ended in an accident that took his life outside Brandon, Manitoba on September 1, 2014.  But his love for nature and desire to make a difference lives on, as his friends, family and supporters have continued on in his name to raise over $35,000. It’s now our privilege to honour Graeme’s legacy and passion for photography by launching the Graeme Loader Photography Board, an online community to share the beauty of the natural world as captured by WWF supporters.  We have also recently established the Graeme Loader Award, presented to Community Panda members who have gone above and beyond to support WWF-Canada.

Graeme Loader photography board

© Graeme Loader Photography

Graeme Loader photography  board

© Graeme Loader Photography

Here at WWF, we cannot think of a better way to honour his memory then to encourage more individuals to get outside and engage with nature.  From the far north to the west coast mountains, through our prairies, and all the way to the east coast, Canada is rich in beauty.  Help us build this board in Graeme’s memory, capturing Canada from coast to coast to coast.


  • Chad

    Graeme was a great photographer with a keen eye for capturing those special moments nature often displays without our notice. He was obviously also a dedicated outdoorsman and a naturalist. Thanks to WWF for the eulogy and for keeping his memory and contributions alive.

  • Isabel

    His death was tragic, given his goals and determination to see them
    through. May his legacy live on. Much love and honor to his memory.