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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

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

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

Polar bear countries must do more to keep polar bears and people safe: Range States meet in Norway March 4-6, 2020

Polar bear countries must do more to keep polar bears and people safe: Range States meet in Norway March 4-6, 2020

The governments of Canada, Greenland/Kingdom of Denmark, Norway, Russia and the US will meet in Svalbard this week to discuss their continuing cooperation to conserve and protect polar bears...

2 March 2020

61 polar bears gathered near a village in Chukotka, Russia

61 polar bears gathered near a village in Chukotka, Russia

WWF Russia’s Polar Bear Patrol helps local communities reduce conflicts between animals and people. Over a period of four days, more than 60 polar bears gathered at Cape Kozhevnikova in Ch...

6 December 2019

Reducing CO2 emissions key to preventing influxes of polar bears in Arctic communities: WWF

Reducing CO2 emissions key to preventing influxes of polar bears in Arctic communities: WWF

Declining sea ice and human garbage have set the stage for a huge influx of polar bears on the Russian Arctic island of Novaya Zemlya.

11 February 2019

WWF will help meteorologists stay safe from polar bears

WWF will help meteorologists stay safe from polar bears

With the support of WWF Russia, the weather station on Vaigach Island will be prepared for polar bear visits - staff will be trained, and the building and territory will be equipped with sec...

16 August 2018

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

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