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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

Protection of the central Arctic Ocean should provide a model for future agreements

Protection of the central Arctic Ocean should provide a model for future agreements

An agreement to prevent unregulated commercial fishing in the high seas of the central Arctic Ocean has been reached by several Arctic and non-Arctic nations.

6 December 2017

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

Caribou population declines in Canada warrant at-risk status

Caribou population declines in Canada warrant at-risk status

An Arctic migratory caribou herd in Canada (Dolphin and Union) is among the species assessed as at risk by the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife (COSEWIC).

31 October 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

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