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Andrew Dumbrille
Andrew Dumbrille
Senior Specialist, Sustainable Shipping.
Ever since Andrew started the environment club at his high school in Ottawa 25 years ago, he has focused his work and volunteer life advocating for a greener planet.
Trent University in Peterborough led Andrew to a job going door to door for Greenpeace in Toronto. He spent a few years in the wilderness recovering from getting doors slammed in his face before shipping off for the Arctic Circle in Jokkmokk, Sweden. While there, he coordinated communications for the Taiga Rescue Network, an international environmental NGO working to protect the global boreal forest.
After his time in Sweden, Andrew returned home to Ottawa for courses in conflict resolution, leading to a job with Sierra Club of Canada. After graduating from the “school” of Elizabeth May’s environmental advocacy, he went on to manage Climate Action Network communications during the Montreal climate change conference.
Andrew has been with WWF-Canada since 2006, first coordinating their climate change communications and then working on oceans policy. He now manages the national oceans governance program in Ottawa.

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Drones in the Arctic
Companies operating in the Arctic are beginning to use drones to better understand the landscape in which they’re working

Whale sounds on Parliament Hill: decision makers tuning into conservation
This week, organizations gathered on Parliament Hill to talk to decision makers about the impact of ocean noise on whales.

Canada’s Tourism Industry Needs Marine Management and Protection
The stability and long term growth of BC’s marine tourism economy directly depends on protecting marine environments and ensuring they stay healthy into the future. Jobs and coastal economies stand to benefit when we choose to conserve some of the most iconic and unique marine habitats in BC and the world.

Russian Arctic Shipping Accident Surprisingly Close to Home
Another shipping accident off the coast of Russia shows the need for stronger international regulations

Sustainable seafood on the Hill: Australian ocean policy served with a local twist
While MPs await prorogation and a Speech from the Throne, WWF took advantage of the lull in the Parliamentary schedule to host an ‘Oceans on the Hill’ event.