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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

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

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

Photos show arctic foxes denning in Finland for the first time in two decades

Photos show arctic foxes denning in Finland for the first time in two decades

Camera traps revealed that Arctic foxes attempted to breed in Finland this summer, the first recorded attempt since 1996.

11 November 2016

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