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Greenland ice sheet melt a "sleeping giant"

Greenland ice sheet melt a "sleeping giant"

A study released this week in the journal Nature found that that ice sheet covering most of Greenland is melting at an "exceptional" rate. 

7 December 2018

Polar bear conservation progress just the tip of the iceberg: WWF scorecard

Polar bear conservation progress just the tip of the iceberg: WWF scorecard

A new report by WWF’s Arctic Programme finds that the five countries responsible for the conservation of polar bears need to do more to secure a healthy future for the species.

30 January 2018

An Inuit Vision for the Future of the Pikialasorsuaq

An Inuit Vision for the Future of the Pikialasorsuaq

The Inuit Circumpolar Council’s Pikialasorsuaq Commission is calling for the creation of an Inuit-identified, Inuit-managed protected area in the ecologically and culturally significant ar...

23 November 2017

Report: Increased shipping near Greenland threatens whales

Report: Increased shipping near Greenland threatens whales

A report supported by WWF assesses the impacts of ship noise on six west Greenland species: narwhal, beluga, bowhead whale, ringed seal, harp seal and walrus.

27 September 2017

WWF report recommends action to help walruses in a warming Arctic

WWF report recommends action to help walruses in a warming Arctic

The first circumpolar report on walrus conservation recommends research into the effects of industrial activities on the Arctic animals.

16 August 2017

US and Nordics Advance Arctic Conservation Commitments

US and Nordics Advance Arctic Conservation Commitments

Meeting in Washington, the United States together with leaders of the Nordic countries of Denmark, Finland, Iceland Norway, and Sweden made some important commitments to Arctic conservation....

13 May 2016

Polar bear conflict at record high in Greenland

Polar bear conflict at record high in Greenland

A WWF-supported patrol in the community of Ittoqqortoormiit, on the east coast, has encountered 20 polar bears in town in the past three months.

12 May 2016

Arctic Nations commit to international plan for polar bears

Arctic Nations commit to international plan for polar bears

All five states with polar bear populations have committed to the first-ever circumpolar action plan to protect and manage the bears and their habitat.

2 September 2015

Leaders commit to conservation measures at Polar Bear Forum

Leaders commit to conservation measures at Polar Bear Forum

Ministers and other national representatives made commitments today at the International Forum on Polar Bear Conservation that will help polar bears persist across their Arctic range.

4 December 2013

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