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Bettina Saier
Bettina Saier
Bettina Saier is a marine biologist with over 10 years of experience in Atlantic ecosystems research and conservation.
Bettina holds an MSc (University of Freiburg, Germany & St Andrews, Scotland) and a PhD (University of Hamburg). After working as a research fellow at Dalhousie University in Halifax and for Greenpeace International in Amsterdam, she joined WWF in 2008 to work on a transatlantic project dealing with cod recovery and sustainable fisheries.
Bettina lives in Nova Scotia in a small former fishing village, but periodically needs to water her roots in Europe. Her passion for wildlife led her to explore the Serengeti, track Rwandan mountain gorillas and plunge into the unspoiled reef waters off Palau. It was there that she found true inspiration for a career in conservation.
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More, better, faster: three words that will help Canada reach its ocean protection goals
News emerged this week that Canada will increase the portion of Canada’s marine and coastal areas that are protected to 5% by 2017 and 10% by 2020.

Nova Scotia puts ocean-based renewable energy on the agenda
The Government of Nova Scotia passed the Marine Renewable Energy Act, in an effort to ensure that ocean-based energy has the appropriate licensing and environmental protections in place.

Orca rescue 101
Read all about the rescue of a 3-ton orca in northern B.C.!

Food for thought: More acidic oceans threat to marine organisms and Arctic communities
Learn more about the causes and effects of ocean acidification, “climate change’s evil twin.”

Canada’s largest seafood retailer to carry ASC-certified Atlantic salmon
Loblaw Companies Ltd. announced that they’ll be carrying responsibly-sourced farmed Atlantic salmon from Norway that’s been certified by the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) - a first for a North American grocery retailer.