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The great auk: when the cost of the blue economy was extinction

The great auk: when the cost of the blue economy was extinction

When serious maritime activity began in the 1500s, the great auk became an easy target.

30 November 2018

Hunting for ghost gear

Hunting for ghost gear

When fishing boats head back to shore, the catching continues.

13 November 2018

WWF's Elisabeth Kruger on polar bears, climate change, and Indigenous communities

WWF's Elisabeth Kruger on polar bears, climate change, and Indigenous communities

As WWF’s Arctic and Bering Sea program officer, Elisabeth Kruger connects the dots between polar bears, climate change, and Indigenous communities. She leads WWF’s efforts to help polar ...

1 November 2018

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

A tale of two bears in a changing Arctic

A tale of two bears in a changing Arctic

Here on the Barents Sea, polar bears are experiencing the fastest loss of sea ice recorded throughout the Arctic.

26 April 2018

How would offshore oil and gas drilling in the Arctic impact wildlife?

How would offshore oil and gas drilling in the Arctic impact wildlife?

Take a look at how a handful of the Arctic’s abundant wildlife would be impacted by offshore drilling and a potential oil spill in the Arctic.

28 February 2018

Busy polar bear patrol

Busy polar bear patrol

It has been a busy season for the WWF polar bear patrol in Ittoqqortoormiit. At least 21 polar bear encounters were recorded this year in this village of 450 people on the east coast of Gree...

21 February 2018

Shoveling snow for seals

Shoveling snow for seals

Winters are warmer in Finland due to climate change, which makes nesting more difficult for the extremely endangered Saimaa ringed seal. That’s why we grabbed our shovels and headed out to...

12 February 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