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Dan Slavik
Dan Slavik
Senior Officer, Government and Community Relations, Canadian Arctic Program
 
The relationship between people and their environment is what first drove Dan’s interest in living and working in the Arctic. His interdisciplinary training in the social and natural sciences has given him the toolbox of skills needed to examine the broad array of ecological, cultural and socio-economic issues that drive life in the North.
 
For the last four years, Dan has been conducting fieldwork throughout the Inuvialuit region, exploring traditional and local knowledge of polar bears and polar bear population health. His previous research examined indigenous management of wildlife in the Northwest Territories, Canada and Southern New Zealand, exploring how traditional and contemporary indigenous knowledge can be used to better understand and monitor changes in the environment.
 
Prior to working for WWF, Dan was involved in filmmaking, working on projects such as Codebreakers and Active Citizens Television.
 
Dan lives in Inuvik, Northwest Territories with his husky-lab pooch named “Nanuq” (Inuktitut for polar bear), who he is training to pull him on “skijor” (skis).
 
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Beaufort Sea Community Tour: Getting traditional in Ulukhaktok
Sharing the results of WWF’s oil spill modelling with the people of Ulukhaktok, Northwest Territories

Beaufort Sea Community Tour: Talking with conservation leaders in Paulatuk
Sharing the results of WWF’s oil spill modelling with the people of Paulatuk, Northwest Territories

Beaufort Sea Community Tour: Under the midnight sun in Sachs Harbour
Sharing the results of WWF’s oil spill modelling with the people of Sachs Harbour, Northwest Territories

Beaufort Sea Community Tour: Sharing the results, exploring the risks
WWF goes on the road to share the results of our oil spill modelling with those who would be most affected by a spill: the communities of the Beaufort Sea

One Arctic, One Future, One Spill?
Exploring the shared risk – to people, nature, and wildlife – of an oil spill in the Beaufort Sea