WWF-Canada and Canada Steamship Lines are working together to influence the general shipping community by providing environmental leadership by minimizing its impact and making shipping even more sustainable. Our partnership focuses on climate leadership, employee engagement
, modal comparison, governmental policy and support for species protection. CSL's support since 2006 has enabled WWF-Canada's work to decrease the occurrences of right whale entanglement in fishing gear. With the support of CSL, WWF-Canada led research and mapped the temporal and spatial risk zones where whales and fishing gear are most likely to overlap. This research and a collaborative engagement led to the movement of shipping lanes and a direct improvement in the well-being of right whales. Currently, CSL is supporting WWF-Canada’s beluga research work in this threatened species’ critical Gulf of Saint-Lawrence habitat to understand the population’s decline we’ve been observing in the past years.