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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

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

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

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

A new protected area in Russia

A new protected area in Russia

One of the last, untouched areas of European forest is being protected in the Arkhangelsk Region of Russia.

9 October 2019

Arctic states failing to protect nature from dangers of shipping

Arctic states failing to protect nature from dangers of shipping

Industrial pressures in the Arctic will only increase due to climate change

29 April 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

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

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