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WWF Arctic Programme statement in response to deaths in Svalbard

WWF Arctic Programme statement in response to deaths in Svalbard

Melanie Lancaster, Senior Specialist, Arctic species, WWF Arctic Programme, states the following:

28 August 2020

Norway to choose profit over the planet in Marginal Ice Zone decision

Norway to choose profit over the planet in Marginal Ice Zone decision

Updated, June 18, 2020, OSLO, NORWAY - A majority of Norway’s parliament is expected to vote against scientific advice next week in a decision that will reject greater protection of one o...

9 June 2020

WWF launches twitter campaign to #SaveTheIceEdge

WWF launches twitter campaign to #SaveTheIceEdge

The future health of some polar bears and bowhead whales in the Barents Sea is being decided by Norway’s politicians before the end of the month. The Norwegian parliament will either follo...

6 May 2020

Arctic lifeline could be cut by expanding off-shore oil drilling

Arctic lifeline could be cut by expanding off-shore oil drilling

Not long ago, bowhead whales in the Barents Sea, between the Norwegian and Russian Arctic, were thought to be extinct because of whaling activities. But scientists discovered that a small nu...

27 April 2020

Arctic states failing to protect nature from dangers of shipping

Arctic states failing to protect nature from dangers of shipping

Industrial pressures in the Arctic will only increase due to climate change

29 April 2019

Arctic sea ice second lowest on record

Arctic sea ice second lowest on record

The National Snow and Ice Data Centre announced that the extent of the winter sea ice in the Arctic in 2017 is the second lowest ever recorded.

23 March 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

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

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

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