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Emily Giles
Emily Giles
Emily is WWF-Canada’s Freshwater Manager. She has always been a nature and wildlife lover, and dreamed of having a career in conservation from a very young age. She joined WWF-Canada in 2006, and worked on a variety of projects before joining the Freshwater conservation team in 2009.
Emily holds a BSc in Zoology from the University of Guelph, and an MSc in Conservation Biology from DICE at the University of Kent.  Her favourite adventure to date is her 3 month stint living in the jungles of Borneo, collecting data on bat distribution for her MSc research project.
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Canada Water Week: Searching for the Elusive Caddisfly
Heather Leschied spends her days in hip waders, wandering through the Flathead River, studying aquatic insects, worms and snails. The bejeweled caddisfly, well-known among fly fishers, is one of the animals that helps her understand watershed health.

Canada Water Week: Five freshwater species that need healthy waters
Fascinating creatures dwell in Canada’s lakes, rivers, and streams. During Canada Water Week, get to know 5 freshwater animals that live below the surface or along the shoreline.

Turtle Tuesdays: 14 facts you may not know about turtles
Long-living, slow but steady, the freshwater turtle usually wins the race as one of our favourite species. What better time to bone up on turtle facts than WWF’s People and Water Month?

Turtle Tuesdays: Why Turtles Need Healthy Waters
Turtles are one of the most endangered groups of animals on the planet – and they rely on healthy waters to survive and thrive.

Helping Blanding’s turtles on World Turtle Day
At the end of May, a few WWF conservation staff members had the pleasure of assisting Dr. Sue Carstairs, Executive Director and Medical Director of Kawartha Turtle Trauma Centre (KTTC), on a turtle field study in Ontario.