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17 reasons 2017 is going to be a great year for the planet (really!)
Put down the planetary pessimism and take a big dose of conservation optimism instead: the new year will bring major conservation gains. Here are the most important ones.

Citizen scientists to help pinpoint phosphorus hotspots to tame Lake Winnipeg algae blooms
Lake Winnipeg Foundation, a WWF-Canada Loblaw Water Fund grant recipient, developed and tested water monitoring protocols which will enable a community-based network of citizen scientists to collect high-quality data to help reduce algae blooms in Lake Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Plan 2014 a win for Lake Ontario and St. Lawrence River wildlife
Approval of binational water level management plan proves it’s possible to create conservation measures that benefit freshwater species and habitat, local communities and industry at the same time.

Freshwater ecosystems face immediate threats
A silent crash is taking place in Canada’s waters. From the tiny mussels that filter toxins to the giant sturgeon, a survivor from the time of the dinosaurs, freshwater life is dropping at an alarming rate.

Massive plunge in wildlife expected by 2020. Here’s why, and what you can do
Population declines are staggering. But the solutions are within our reach.