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Noise pollution from Arctic shipping more than doubled in six years putting whales and other marine life at risk

Noise pollution from Arctic shipping more than doubled in six years putting whales and other marine life at risk

A new report shows that the amount of underwater noise in parts of the Arctic Ocean has doubled in just six years because of increased shipping traffic. The report was released by the Arctic...

26 May 2021

Arctic Council unites on climate change threat, fails to commit to a net zero vision of the Arctic

Arctic Council unites on climate change threat, fails to commit to a net zero vision of the Arctic

Despite simmering geopolitical tensions, all Arctic states and Indigenous Peoples’ representatives acknowledged today the enormous threat of climate change to the region’s nature and peo...

20 May 2021

WWF'S statement for the 2021 Reykjavik Arctic Council 12th Ministerial meeting

WWF'S statement for the 2021 Reykjavik Arctic Council 12th Ministerial meeting

The May 2019 Rovaniemi Ministerial meeting could not agree on a joint ministerial declaration, which was observed as an important rupture in over two decades of Arctic Council cooperation. T...

20 May 2021

WWF Recommendations for Inclusion in the Arctic Council 2021 Ministerial Declaration

WWF Recommendations for Inclusion in the Arctic Council 2021 Ministerial Declaration

As the longest serving circumpolar environmental NGO with observer status at the Arctic Council, WWF strongly encourages Arctic states to take ambitious new steps to address the global clim...

17 May 2021

ArcNet: A new tool to conserve and protect the Arctic Ocean

ArcNet: A new tool to conserve and protect the Arctic Ocean

WWF released a new tool today to help the Arctic’s marine life stay healthy and resilient despite a rapidly changing climate. ArcNet, an Arctic Ocean network of priority areas for conserva...

11 May 2021

Senior Manager, Communications, Arctic Programme

Senior Manager, Communications, Arctic Programme

We are no longer accepting applications for this position. Thank you to everyone who applied. 

25 March 2021

COVID-19 stimulus packages have negative impact on the Arctic

COVID-19 stimulus packages have negative impact on the Arctic

Arctic countries are injecting US$3.5 trillion into COVID-19 fiscal stimulus programs, but little of that money appears to support Arctic communities according to a new study released today ...

27 January 2021

Open Letter on the SAO Marine Mechanism to the Arctic Council

Open Letter on the SAO Marine Mechanism to the Arctic Council

Dear Einar Gunnarsson: On behalf of WWF’s Arctic Programme, I congratulate the Icelandic Chairmanship on arranging the first-ever SAO Marine Mechanism webinar series. These webinars were a...

16 November 2020

IMO must close loopholes to stop world’s dirtiest fuel  polluting Arctic waters

IMO must close loopholes to stop world’s dirtiest fuel polluting Arctic waters

Ottawa, Canada – Huge loopholes in a proposed international shipping agreement means vulnerable marine ecosystems and the livelihoods of Arctic peoples will continue to be threatened by sp...

15 October 2020

Disappearing glaciers, Arctic heatwaves and extreme fires

Disappearing glaciers, Arctic heatwaves and extreme fires

SROCC’s chilling predictions are all around us one year later.

16 September 2020

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