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Living with polar bears
Helping people and polar bears live side by side safely
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The Arctic

Consisting of deep ocean covered by drifting pack ice and surrounded by continents and archipelagos around the Earth's North Pole, the Arctic is the planet's largest and least fragmented inhabited region.

Why the Arctic matters

Home to millions
Warming faster than anywhere else in the world
Global interest is growing as ice melts
Eight countries, global significance
Vast resources are becoming available

Where we work

What's new


WWF's Elisabeth Kruger on polar bears, climate change, and Indigenous communities

As WWF’s Arctic and Bering Sea program officer, Elisabeth Kruger connects the dots between polar bears, climate change, and Indigenous communities. She leads WWF’s efforts to help polar bears and other Arctic marine mammals coexist alongside people in an increasingly warmer and ice-free Arctic.

Published 1 November 2018


Open letter to the IMO on speed reduction

Speed controls on ships, determined and implemented by the IMO, would have multiple benefits.

Published 23 October 2018

From The Circle

Infographic: Underwater noise

Oceans cover more than 70% of the planet. Until recently, the Arctic Ocean was a natural “acoustic refuge” for marine animals because it was covered in thick ice for much of the year.