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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

Tundra to tropics: Flyway cooperation for Arctic-breeding species

Tundra to tropics: Flyway cooperation for Arctic-breeding species

Many different bird species migrate to the Arctic to breed—and some are struggling to cope with the effects of climate change and other environmental hazards.

11 October 2019

Arctic melt matters

Arctic melt matters

Disappearing snow, sea ice, glaciers and permafrost means the polar regions have become profoundly different from what we imagine. All that melting means massive changes for the rest of the ...

24 September 2019

Our Planet: The story behind the walruses

Our Planet: The story behind the walruses

Walruses are incredible.

5 April 2019