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Polar bear assessment brings both good and troubling news

Polar bear assessment brings both good and troubling news

Last month, 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-date...

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

Views from the Arctic Biodiversity Congress

Views from the Arctic Biodiversity Congress

The Arctic Biodiversity Congress, a gathering of global experts on the Arctic's flora and fauna, was held in Rovaniemi, Finland in October 2018.

30 October 2018

Living with polar bears

Living with polar bears

As climate change causes summer sea ice to dwindle in the Arctic, hungry polar bears increasingly come into conflict with local people.

22 October 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