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Beaufort, Bering & Chukchi Seas

Wildlife doesn't recognize borders, and these seas shared by Canada, Russia and the United States are a perfect opportunity for Arctic collaboration.

How we work

Assessing shipping risk

As the Arctic sea ice diminishes, shipping through the Bering Strait region will increase. WWF is working with partners protect marine resources from the threat of shipwrecks and related oil spills, invasive species, ship strikes, and pollution.

Protecting America's fishbasket

WWF is working with partners to protect Bristol Bay’s unmatched salmon runs and biodiversity through science and advocacy.

Protecting polar bears across borders

WWF addresses conservation of polar bears at the local, national, and international levels. We support community initiatives such as polar bear patrols and contribute to planning and implementing range-wide conservation plans.

Reducing polar bear conflict in Alaska

Along the northern coast of Alaska, WWF supports several active polar bear patrols and education programs.

Publications

Canada’s Arctic Marine Atlas
Canada’s Arctic Marine Atlas
17 September 2018
Canadian Arctic Greywater Report
Canadian Arctic Greywater Report
17 August 2018
The Circle 01.18
The Circle 01.18
1 May 2018
Prospects and opportunities for using LNG for bunkering in the Arctic regions of Russia
Prospects and opportunities for using LNG for bunkering in the Arctic regions of Russia
1 July 2017
Modeling Oil Spills in the Beaufort, Bering and Barents Seas
Modeling Oil Spills in the Beaufort, Bering and Barents Seas
16 December 2014
Modeling oil spills in the Beaufort Sea
Modeling oil spills in the Beaufort Sea
15 December 2014

Meet the team

WWF-US

Director of Education and Outreach, WWF-US Arctic Field Program

WWF-US

Senior program officer, WWF-US Arctic Field Program

WWF-US

Senior Program Officer, Arctic Wildlife

WWF-Canada

Specialist, Western Arctic

WWF-Russia

Head, Kamchatka-Bering Sea Ecoregional office

WWF-US

Managing Director, WWF-US Arctic Field Program