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A tale of two bears in a changing Arctic

A tale of two bears in a changing Arctic

Here on the Barents Sea, polar bears are experiencing the fastest loss of sea ice recorded throughout the Arctic.

26 April 2018

How would offshore oil and gas drilling in the Arctic impact wildlife?

How would offshore oil and gas drilling in the Arctic impact wildlife?

Take a look at how a handful of the Arctic’s abundant wildlife would be impacted by offshore drilling and a potential oil spill in the Arctic.

28 February 2018

Russia's polar bear patrol

Russia's polar bear patrol

Travelling less than three hours by helicopter from Naryan-Mar, the capital of the Nenets Autonomous District, we arrive on the shores of the Kara Sea.

26 February 2018

Busy polar bear patrol

Busy polar bear patrol

It has been a busy season for the WWF polar bear patrol in Ittoqqortoormiit. At least 21 polar bear encounters were recorded this year in this village of 450 people on the east coast of Gree...

21 February 2018

Shoveling snow for seals

Shoveling snow for seals

Winters are warmer in Finland due to climate change, which makes nesting more difficult for the extremely endangered Saimaa ringed seal. That’s why we grabbed our shovels and headed out to...

12 February 2018

Polar bears don’t have passports

Polar bears don’t have passports

Ensuring polar bears have the best chance of survival needs collaborative action on two fronts. The first front is the The Circumpolar Action Plan for the Conservation of Polar Bears (CAP).

30 January 2018

Marine mammals sending a clear message about climate change

Marine mammals sending a clear message about climate change

Climate change is affecting wildlife and we need to act now to preserve it.

27 November 2017

Caribou: 13 facts about one of Canada's most at-risk species

Caribou: 13 facts about one of Canada's most at-risk species

The Arctic is home to some of Canada’s most iconic animals. With its tall and flat antlers, the stately caribou is among one of the most recognizable – and the most at risk.

7 October 2017

Wildlife milestone achieved after 30-year effort

Wildlife milestone achieved after 30-year effort

It’s a place of indescribable natural beauty. It’s the Arctic home of three-quarters of the planet’s narwhal and a place where millions of seabirds arrive in summer to raise their youn...

23 August 2017

Shocking bears

Shocking bears

One constant in the world of bears is that people and bears are increasingly getting in each other’s way.

16 June 2017

THE THIN ICE BLOG

Stories from WWF's work in the Arctic, around the pole.

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