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
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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