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New research into narwhals, polar bears and caribou

New research into narwhals, polar bears and caribou

WWF biologists are now at Narwhal Camp in Canada’s Far North alongside Fisheries and Oceans Canada researchers and other partners, as field work for this and other research projects suppor...

10 August 2018

Russian polar bear patrol finds 14 dens

Russian polar bear patrol finds 14 dens

WWF-Russia's annual polar bear monitoring expedition uncovered 14 dens and the tracks of 23 cubs.

4 July 2018

WWF statement on new shipping guidelines to protect the Bering Strait region

WWF statement on new shipping guidelines to protect the Bering Strait region

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) adopted new voluntary measures this week aimed at protecting the Bering Strait and Sea from potentially devastating oil spills due to shipping a...

25 May 2018

Global Shipping Sector Steps Up, Sets Climate Targets And Bans Use Of Heavy Fuel Oil In Arctic

Global Shipping Sector Steps Up, Sets Climate Targets And Bans Use Of Heavy Fuel Oil In Arctic

The IMO agreed to ban heavy fuel oil in the Arctic, a region on the frontline of the impacts of climate change

13 April 2018

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

Russia protects vast tract of Arctic land and sea

Russia protects vast tract of Arctic land and sea

The “New Siberian Islands” nature reserve was established in Sakha (Yakutia) Republic with the support of WWF-Russia.

20 March 2018

WWF shoveling snow to save Finland’s Saimaa ringed seal

WWF shoveling snow to save Finland’s Saimaa ringed seal

Winters have become warmer in Finland due to climate change, which makes nesting more difficult for the extremely endangered Saimaa ringed seal. WWF Finland is helping by building snow banks...

12 February 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

Arctic Voices

Arctic Voices

We’re bringing 3 Indigenous women leaders from Arctic communities to meet with the UK Government and tell them about how climate change is affecting their traditional ways of life.

11 December 2017

WWF urges leading shipping companies to move to LNG

WWF urges leading shipping companies to move to LNG

The use of liquefied natural gas (LNG) will ensure sustainable economic development and environmental safety in the Russian Arctic, says WWF. The Northern Sea Route could become the world�...

6 December 2017

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