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Good news for polar bears in Canada’s Central Arctic

Good news for polar bears in Canada’s Central Arctic

Polar bears in some parts of Canada are getting fatter and more numerous according to recent survey results from two of the world’s 19 polar bear subpopulations.

13 November 2020

US lawmakers have a chance to stop oil and gas drilling in the US Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

US lawmakers have a chance to stop oil and gas drilling in the US Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

This spring the US government issued an opinion about oil and gas exploration in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge saying there’s no reason to stop it. It’s a decision WWF saw coming b...

4 August 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

Tatyana Minenko, the polar bear patrol chief

Tatyana Minenko, the polar bear patrol chief

Millions of years of evolution have prepared Arctic species, including polar bears and walrus, for life on sea ice. As the sea ice they depend upon disappears, polar bears have become a more...

24 March 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

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

On the edge of the world

On the edge of the world

An Arctic village in Greenland is on the front lines of climate change.

25 June 2019