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Open Letter on the SAO Marine Mechanism to the Arctic Council

Open Letter on the SAO Marine Mechanism to the Arctic Council

Dear Einar Gunnarsson: On behalf of WWF’s Arctic Programme, I congratulate the Icelandic Chairmanship on arranging the first-ever SAO Marine Mechanism webinar series. These webinars were a...

16 November 2020

IMO must close loopholes to stop world’s dirtiest fuel  polluting Arctic waters

IMO must close loopholes to stop world’s dirtiest fuel polluting Arctic waters

Ottawa, Canada – Huge loopholes in a proposed international shipping agreement means vulnerable marine ecosystems and the livelihoods of Arctic peoples will continue to be threatened by sp...

15 October 2020

Toxic pollution is likely the source of a massive die-off of marine life along Russia’s Kamchatka coast

Toxic pollution is likely the source of a massive die-off of marine life along Russia’s Kamchatka coast

WWF experts in Kamchatka, Russia suspect a highly toxic substance has leaked into the ocean along the coastline causing an extremely high number of mussels and sea urchins to wash up on shor...

5 October 2020

Disappearing glaciers, Arctic heatwaves and extreme fires

Disappearing glaciers, Arctic heatwaves and extreme fires

SROCC’s chilling predictions are all around us one year later.

16 September 2020

Summer wildfires in the Arctic Circle set new emissions record

Summer wildfires in the Arctic Circle set new emissions record

Summer wildfires in the Arctic exceeded last year’s records for CO2 emissions, according to scientists from the Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS). The wildfires that raged a...

3 September 2020

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

WWF-US statement on Arctic Refuge drilling plans

WWF-US statement on Arctic Refuge drilling plans

In response to the Trump Administration releasing a Record of Decision that will allow for the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Coastal Plain leasing program to move forward, World Wildlife F...

17 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

Update to major diesel fuel leak in Russian Arctic

Update to major diesel fuel leak in Russian Arctic

On May 29 damaged fuel tanks leaked into the Daldykan and Ambarnaya rivers in northern Russia. Diesel fuel evaporates within one to two weeks, but toxic components will remain behind contami...

8 June 2020

Major diesel fuel leak in Russian Arctic threatens vulnerable rivers, lakes, wildlife and Indigenous Peoples

Major diesel fuel leak in Russian Arctic threatens vulnerable rivers, lakes, wildlife and Indigenous Peoples

President Vladimir Putin declared a national state of emergency today after 20,000 cubic meters of diesel fuel spilled into the Daldykan and Ambarnaya rivers in northern Russia this past wee...

4 June 2020

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