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James Snider
James Snider
James Snider has provided spatial analysis and conservation planning expertise to the WWF-Canada team since 2007. Building on his background in landscape ecology, conservation biology, and environmental impact assessment and statistics, he provides landscape analysis and mapping support for WWF’s freshwater, arctic and climate programs.

His work at WWF-Canada has included identifying high conservation forest values as part of the Forest Stewardship Council certification process for responsibly managed forests; mapping the cumulative footprint of mineral development on barrenground caribou calving areas in northern Canada; developing a new approach to conservation planning in the rapidly changing Arctic environment as part of the “Rapid Assessment of Circumarctic Ecosystem Resilience” project with WWF’s Global Arctic Programme; and, most recently, developing an analysis of river health in Canada.

James continues to apply his skills in geographic information systems, remote sensing, statistics, and global climate modelling to help with WWF-Canada’s projects in ecosystem service valuation, climate change adaptation and renewable energy.

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Putting It Together: Creating WWF’s Freshwater Health Assessment
Everything you've ever wanted to know about how WWF created the Freshwater Health Assessment

Pandas with moustaches? Only during Movember
With the trees now bare of their leaves, holiday decorations lighting our streets, and flurries making their first appearance in Toronto (gasp!), November is nearly over... which also means that Movember is nearly over.

Movember at WWF
Who knew it would be so easy to get a couple laughs?

WWF does Moscow: the Problems of Adaptation to Climate Change Conference
Another overnight flight with little or no sleep! The last time I was headed back from Alaska, roughly six months ago, as part of a series of work sessions on a WWF circum-arctic project: RACER -- the Rapid Assessment of Circum-Arctic Ecosystem Resilience.

“Out on the land”: Spotting Arctic wildlife
The Inuit tell a story of the creation of Mount Pelly and its two surrounding hills as a family of three giants succumbed to starvation and fell face-forward on the cold barren land of the Arctic tundra.