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Icon on Ice: International Trade and Management of Polar Bears

Icon on Ice: International Trade and Management of Polar Bears

A report from the wildlife trade monitoring organization TRAFFIC concludes that the major threat to polar bears is not international commercial trade, but habitat loss due the rapid melting ...

29 October 2012

Important marine areas in the Arctic

Important marine areas in the Arctic

Taking the icy lid off the Arctic opens this environment to new opportunities but also to new threats and new aspects of existing threats.

24 September 2012

RACER

RACER

The 'RACER' (Rapid Assessment of Circumarctic Ecosystem Resilience) project is a tool to help governments and communities around the Arctic safeguard the functioning ecosystems peo...

24 April 2012

Last Ice Area Factsheet

Last Ice Area Factsheet

Background to the Last Ice Area

1 November 2011

Arctic Feedbacks

Arctic Feedbacks

Warming in the Arctic could lead to flooding affecting one quarter of the world’s population, substantial increases in greenhouse gas emissions from massive carbon pools, and extreme globa...

2 September 2009

Oil Spill Response Challenges in Arctic Waters

Oil Spill Response Challenges in Arctic Waters

Arctic marine conditions contribute to an oil spill “response gap” that effectively limits the ability to clean up after an oil spill. A new report commissioned by WWF concludes that th...

1 January 2008

2 degrees is too much!: Evidence and implications of dangerous climate change in the Arctic

2 degrees is too much!: Evidence and implications of dangerous climate change in the Arctic

What would a full 2°C global rise mean for the Arctic? WWF research shows perennial Arctic ice is melting by nearly 10% a decade. It’s on course to disappear entirely by the end of the ce...

1 January 2005

The Barents Sea Ecoregion: A biodiversity assessment

The Barents Sea Ecoregion: A biodiversity assessment

The Biodiversity Assessment of the Barents Sea Ecoregion presents comprehensive information about organisms living in both the Russian and Norwegian part of the Barents Sea, including their ...

29 March 2004

10 principles for Arctic tourism

10 principles for Arctic tourism

WWF worked with tourism operators, government, researchers, conservation groups and communities from all over the Arctic to create the first arctic specific guidelines for tourism.

1 January 2001