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Arctic countries need to lead the cut of CO2

Arctic countries need to lead the cut of CO2

The hottest temperature ever measured above the Arctic circle was recorded in Verkhoyansk, Siberia this past June. In fact, the + 38.6°C reading was just one of many highs that made June 20...

16 July 2020

Governance in the world’s smallest ocean

Governance in the world’s smallest ocean

The Central Arctic Ocean is the world’s smallest ocean and is surrounded by Eurasia and North America. As sea ice declines dramatically, many governments are eager to take advantage of the...

18 June 2020

Making a difference for the ice edge

Making a difference for the ice edge

Over 5 million people around the world are now questioning Norway’s reputation as a leader in sustainability. More than 1000 people acted to #SaveTheIceEdge on May 13, by tweeting messages...

21 May 2020

Life on the edge

Life on the edge

The marginal ice zone is teeming with biodiversity and is critical for the survival of many threatened Arctic species. The unique nature in this area is also essential for the rest of the gl...

21 April 2020

Polar bears need the world to act

Polar bears need the world to act

In early March, the governments responsible for polar bears – Canada, Greenland, Norway, the Russian Federation and the United States – met in Svalbard to discuss their ongoing cooperati...

16 March 2020

Protecting the ice bear

Protecting the ice bear

Spring is a particularly important time for polar bears. Polar bear mothers emerge hungry from their snow dens with their young cubs after fasting for four months. They need to hunt and repl...

21 February 2020

Breeding and nesting in Arctic wetlands

Breeding and nesting in Arctic wetlands

Lime 07 nick-named Super-spoonie is not just any bird. He's one of an estimated 300 to 600 spoon-billed sandpipers left in the world. This little bird is critically endangered and migra...

30 January 2020

2019 conservation wins for the Arctic

2019 conservation wins for the Arctic

2019 is coming to an end and it’s time to look back and assess the progress we made this year.

23 December 2019

Breaking the ice at COP25

Breaking the ice at COP25

WWF’s Arctic Programme hosted a panel at COP25 examining the future of decision-making in the Arctic.

20 December 2019

Polar bear assessment brings both good and troubling news

Polar bear assessment brings both good and troubling news

In October 2019, the Polar Bear Specialist Group of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) released a new assessment of polar bears. The findings reveal the most up-to...

18 November 2019