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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

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

WWF guide helps ships avoid vulnerable Arctic species

WWF guide helps ships avoid vulnerable Arctic species

A new WWF-Canada guide designed to help mariners in the Hudson Strait identify and avoid marine mammals is being unveiled at a Canadian Coast Guard and Transport Canada meeting in Montreal t...

25 May 2017

Video reveals clue to the mystery of the narwhal tusk

Video reveals clue to the mystery of the narwhal tusk

Footage captured by aerial drones as part of a narwhal research camp in Tremblay Sound, Nunavut, is giving biologists new insights into the behaviour of one of the world’s most mysterious...

12 May 2017

WWF Public Statement - Arctic Council 2017 Fairbanks Ministerial Meeting

WWF Public Statement - Arctic Council 2017 Fairbanks Ministerial Meeting

As the only circumpolar environmental NGO with observer status at the Arctic Council, WWF believes the Arctic Council member states must take bold new steps to meet the climate and developme...

1 May 2017

Mass poaching of wild reindeer uncovered in Russia

Mass poaching of wild reindeer uncovered in Russia

An anti-poaching raid supported by WWF-Russia has uncovered more than 800 locations where wild reindeer appear to have been illegally killed.

26 April 2017

US drilling plans spare Arctic’s federal waters

US drilling plans spare Arctic’s federal waters

America’s Arctic will be free of new offshore oil and gas drilling, at least for the next five years, and that’s good news for people and wildlife.

18 November 2016

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