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Getting it right in a new ocean
Sustainability is the key to getting it right from the beginning.
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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


Imperiled polar bears face new threat in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

WWF is calling for the permanent protection of the Arctic Refuge Coastal Plain, and we need your help.

Published 2 January 2019


Reducing CO2 emissions key to preventing influxes of polar bears in Arctic communities: WWF

Declining sea ice and human garbage have set the stage for a huge influx of polar bears on the Russian Arctic island of Novaya Zemlya.

Published 11 February 2019

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.