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Changed Arctic, changed world

Changed Arctic, changed world

It is likely that many people alive today will see the end of the Arctic as we know it.

25 April 2017

A polar bear biologist weighs in on 2016’s Arctic ice loss

A polar bear biologist weighs in on 2016’s Arctic ice loss

To understand the threat to polar bears from climate change, one only has to examine the trends in sea ice across the Arctic.

30 November 2016

Explore a key part of the Last Ice Area

Explore a key part of the Last Ice Area

Exploring Lancaster Sound, a remote and biodiverse region in Canada’s high Arctic, is easier than ever thanks to an interactive map.

11 May 2016

Polar Bears and the Numbers Game

Polar Bears and the Numbers Game

There used to be an estimated 20,000 – 25,000 polar bears, but that estimate has been updated to 22,000 – 31,000. Does this mean there are more polar bears now? Probably not - we just h...

1 April 2016

Bringing the walruses back: How the Umky Patrol began

Bringing the walruses back: How the Umky Patrol began

Since 1996, the native people of Cape Vankarem in Russia have been working to return walruses to the area. In 2006, WWF developed the Umky Patrol, or Polar Bear Patrol Project, working to pr...

4 February 2010

THE THIN ICE BLOG

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

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