BAFFINLAND TO MONITOR AND PROTECT WHALES IN INNOVATIVE NEW CARBON CAPTURE PROJECT.
Baffinland is excited to participate in an innovative new pilot project, to monitor and protect Arctic whales, and mitigate the effects of climate change at the same time. Did you know that whales play a key role in the ocean’s capacity to capture massive amounts of carbon? Yet no system exists to measure and value that carbon, or its role in reducing greenhouse gases.
In keeping with our core value of Environmental Stewardship, Baffinland is partnering with Whale Seeker, a Canadian company that uses aerial surveillance, satellite technology and ethical AI to monitor whales, with the goal of creating a market-ready whale carbon credit system. The project’s tracking technology will also help all marine actors take meaningful action to avoid doing harm.
“For centuries people have used the latest technologies to hunt down and kill whales,” says Ed Goodall, from project board member WDC, Whale and Dolphin Conservation. “It is a measure of just how far we have come from those dark days that we are now using the latest technology to hunt down and save them.”
WDC recommends that vessels in known whale zones reduce their speeds to a maximum of 10 kn. Baffinland already goes beyond those best practices, requiring our vessels to reduce speeds to 9 kn in whale habitats. We also actively monitor no-go zones, using an alert notification system.
The Whale Carbon Plus Project (WCPP) brings together key ocean stakeholders from conservation, science, technology and business, to unlock this nature-based solution to the climate crisis. Baffinland is proud to be an “incredible project collaborator” as part of this solution.
For more information on the Carbon Capture Project, please visit
ᐹᕙᓐᓛᓐᑯᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᖏᓐᓇᓛᖅᑐᑦ ᓴᐳᑎᓯᒪᓗᒋᓪᓗ ᕿᓚᓗᒐᐃᑦ ᓄᑖᓂᑦ ᐸᐅᒃᓴᒧᑦ ᐱᔭᐅᔪᒥᒃ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᒃᓴᒃᑯᑦ
ᐹᕙᓐᓛᓐᑯᑦ ᖁᕕᐊᓱᒃᑐᑦ ᐃᓚᐅᓂᐊᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂᑦ ᐃᓱᒪᒃᓴᖅᓯᐅᕈᑎᖃᕈᓐᓇᕐᓂᐊᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂᑦ ᓄᑖᒥᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᒃᓴᐅᓂᐊᖅᑐᒥ, ᖃᐅᔨᓴᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᖏᓐᓇᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᓴᐳᑎᓗᒋᓪᓗᑦ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑑᑉ ᕿᓚᓗᒐᖏᑦ, ᐊᒃᑐᐃᓂᖃᓗᐊᖅᑕᐃᓕᑎᑦᑎᓯᓐᓈᕐᓗᑎᒡᓗ ᓯᓚᐅᑉ ᐊᓯᔾᔨᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᓂᖓᓄ. ᖃᐅᔨᒪᕕ ᕿᓚᓗᒐᐃᑦ ᐱᒻᒪᕆᐅᓂᖏᓐᓂᑦ ᐃᒪᐅᑉ ᐃᖅᑲᖓᓂᑦ ᐱᔪᓐᓇᐅᑎᖃᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂᑦ ᐊᖏᔪᒥᒃ ᐸᐅᒃᓴᒥᒃ? ᓱᓕ ᐱᓕᕆᔾᔪᓯᕐᓂᑦ ᐱᑕᖃᖏᑦᑐᖅ ᐆᒃᑐᕋᐅᑕᐅᓇᔭᖅᑐᒥᒃ ᐱᒻᒪᕆᐅᓂᖓᓄᓪᓗ ᐸᐅᒃᓴᖅ, ᐅᕝᕙᓘᓐᓃ ᒥᒃᖠᒋᐊᕈᑎᐅᓇᔭᖅᑐᒥᒃ ᓯᓚᕐᔪᐊᑉ ᐆᓇᖅᓯᕙᓪᓕᐊᔾᔪᑎᖏᓐᓄᑦ.
ᒪᓕᑦᑎᐊᕐᓗᒍᑦ ᐱᒻᒪᕆᐅᓂᖓᑦ ᐊᕙᑎᑦᑎᓐᓂᑦ ᑲᒪᑦᑎᐊᕐᓂᖅ, ᐹᕙᓐᓛᓐᑯᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᖃᑎᖃᕐᓂᐊᖅᑐᑦ ᕿᓚᓗᒐᖅᓯᐅᖅᑎᓂᒃ, ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᑲᒻᐸᓂᐅᔪᖅ ᐊᑐᖅᐸᒃᑐᑦ ᖃᖓᑕᓲᑯᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᕈᑎᓂᒃ, ᖃᖓᑦᑕᖅᑎᐅᓯᒪᔪᒃᑯᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᔾᔪᑎᓂᒃ, ᐃᓕᖅᑯᓯᑦᑎᐊᕙᑦ ᐱᓪᓚᑦᑖᖑᙱᑦᑐᑦ ᐊᑐᖅᑕᐅᓗᑎᒃ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᖏᓐᓇᕐᓂᖅ ᕿᓚᓗᒐᕐᓂᒃ, ᑐᕌᒐᕆᓗᒍᑦ ᓴᖅᑭᑦᑎᔪᒪᓪᓗᑎᑦ ᓂᐅᕈᑎᒃᓴᕐᓂᑦ ᕿᓚᓗᒐᕐᓂᑦ ᐸᐅᒃᓴᒧᑦ ᐊᑭᓕᒃᓴᖅᑖᕈᑎᓄᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᔾᔪᓯᓂᑦ. ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᓂᐊᖅᑑᑉ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᕈᑎᖏᑦ ᐃᑲᔪᕈᑎᐅᓂᐊᖅᑐᑦ ᐃᒪᕐᒥᐅᑕᓄᑦ ᐱᔾᔪᑎᒋᓗᐊᖅᖢᒍᑦ ᐊᑦᑕᕐᓇᖅᑐᒦᓕᖁᓇᒋᑦ.
“ᐊᕐᕌᒍᒐᓴᖕᓄᑦ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐊᑐᖃᑦᑕᖅᓯᒪᕗᑦ ᓄᑖᓂᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᔾᔪᑎᓂᒃ ᐊᖑᓇᓱᖕᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑐᖂᑦᑎᓂᕐᓄᓪᓗ ᕿᓚᓗᒐᕐᓂᒃ,” ᐅᖅᑲᖅᐳᖅ ᐃᑦ ᒎᑖᓪ, ᐱᓕᕆᐊᓂᑦ ᑲᑎᒪᔨ WDC, ᕿᓚᓗᒐᕐᓄᑦ ᑎᒃᑳᕈᓕᖕᓄᓪᓗ ᐆᒪᔪᓕᕆᔩᑦ. “ᐆᒃᑐᕋᐅᑕᐅᓯᒪᔪᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᓯᒪᑦᑎᐊᕐᓂᖏᑦ ᐊᔪᕐᓇᖅᑐᑰᖅᓯᒪᒐᓗᐊᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐊᑐᓕᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᓄᑖᓂᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᔾᔪᑎᓂᒃ ᐊᖑᓇᓱᒍᑎᖏᓐᓂᑦ ᓄᖑᔾᔭᐃᕐᓗᒋᓪᓗᑦ.”
ᕿᓚᓗᒐᕐᓂᑦ ᐆᒪᔪᓕᕆᔩᑦ ᐊᑐᓕᖁᔨᓯᒪᔪᑦ ᐅᒥᐊᕐᓂᒃ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᔭᐅᔪᓂᑦ ᕿᓚᓗᒐᖃᕐᕕᐅᔪᓂᑦ ᓱᒃᑲᐃᒡᓕᒋᐊᖅᓯᒪᖃᑦᑕᖁᔨᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᐃᓱᖃᖅᑎᑕᐅᓗᑎᑦ ᓱᒃᑲᓴᕐᓂᖓ 10 ᑭᓛᒥᑐᒥᒃ. ᐹᕙᓐᓛᓐᑯᑦ ᐊᔪᕈᓐᓃᖅᓴᖅᓯᒪᑦᑎᐊᓯᒪᔪᑦ ᑕᒪᒃᑯᓂᖓ ᐊᑐᖅᑕᐅᕙᒃᑐᓂᒃ, ᐅᒥᐊᕐᔪᐊᖁᑎᑦᑕ ᐃᖏᕐᕋᓂᖏᑦ 9 ᑭᓚᒦᑐᒧᑦ ᕿᓚᓗᒐᖃᕐᕕᒃᑰᓕᕌᖓᑕ. ᖃᐅᔨᓴᐃᓐᓇᖅᓯᒪᓪᓗᑕᓗ ᐅᐸᒋᐊᖃᖏᑦᑕᑦᑎᓐᓂᒃ, ᐅᔾᔨᖅᓱᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᑎᑦᑎᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᑐᖅᑕᐅᕙᒃᑐᓂᒃ.
ᕿᓚᓗᒐᕐᓂᑦ ᐸᐅᒃᓴᑦ ᐱᐅᓂᖅᓴᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᒃᓴᖅ (WCPP) ᑲᑎᑎᑦᑎᕗᖅ ᑕᕆᐅᕐᒥᐅᑕᓂᒃ ᐱᖃᖃᑕᐅᓪᓗᐊᑕᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᐱᐅᖅᓱᐊᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ, ᑭᒡᓕᓯᓂᐊᕐᓂᕐᓂᒃ, ᐱᓕᕆᔾᔪᑕᐅᕙᒃᑐᓂᑦ ᓇᖕᒥᓂᕆᔭᐅᔪᓂᓪᓗ, ᐊᑐᐃᓐᓇᕈᖁᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᓄᓇᒥᖔᖅᑐᑦ ᐋᖅᑭᒍᑏᑦ ᓯᓚᒧᑦ ᐊᒃᑐᓱᖅᕋᖅᓯᓯᒪᔪᑦ. ᐹᕙᓐᓛᓐᑯᑦ ᖁᕕᐊᓱᑦᑎᐊᖅᑐᑦ “ᐱᓕᕆᐊᒃᓴᒻᒪᕆᖕᒥᒃ ᐱᓕᕆᖃᑎᖃᕐᓗᑎᑦ” ᐃᓚᒋᔭᐅᓗᓂᑦ ᑕᒪᑐᒧᖓ ᐋᕿᕆᐊᕈᑎᒧᑦ.
ᑐᓴᒐᒃᓴᒃᑲᓐᓃᑦ ᐸᐅᒃᓴᓄᑦ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᑉ ᒥᒃᓵᓄᑦ, ᐅᕗᙵ ᖃᕆᓴᐅᔭᒃᑯᑦ ᑕᑯᔭᖅᑐᕐᓗᒍ