Tonya Wimmer

Species Conservation Manager
Atlantic Region
5251 Duke St.
Halifax, NS, Canada
fax: (902) 482-1107
Phone: 902-482-1105(ext.32)

A marine mammal biologist and a Nova Scotia native, Tonya has spent the past four years with WWF-Canada focused on reducing threats to North Atlantic right whales. With one foot on the boat and another in the board room, Tonya has developed important partnerships with fishers, industry experts, management authorities and scientists to drive this work. Over the course of her research and training at Dalhousie University, Tonya has spent over 52 weeks at sea studying whales and dolphins. She was on the advisory committee responsible for driving the protection of the Sable Gully, the site of Tonya's studies on endangered northern bottlenose whales. Today, Tonya's breadth of experience and expertise benefits WWF as well as students at Dalhousie, where she teaches courses on marine mammals. She is also the president of the Marine Animal Response Society, a charitable organization that responds to distressed marine animals off the coast of Nova Scotia.