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Planning a future for the Last Ice Area

WWF is looking at the future management of the "Last Ice Area", the place where summer sea ice is projected to persist longest.

Preventing polar bear conflict in Greenland

Since 2015, Greenland’s first polar bear patrol has worked through the polar bear migration season to keep the community of Ittoqqortoormiit safe. Each morning the polar team patrols the community on ATVs, using deterrence measures to frighten bears away. WWF also guides the community and government on improving polar bear safety.

Promoting sustainable quotas

In Greenland, WWF advocates for sustainable hunting quotas to ensure healthy fish and wildlife populations.

Protecting the Last Ice Area in Greenland

The Last Ice Area will be essential as an enduring home for ice-dependent life. WWF-Denmark has made a proposal to include the Greenland section of the Last Ice Area on the tentative list for UNESCO world heritage.

Reducing shipping impacts in Greenland

Increasing demand for Greenlandic resources means ship traffic is likely to grow significantly over the next few decades. WWF advises on the risks and engages communities and governments in discussions about best practices for shipping and marine spatial planning.

Teaching the next generation

WWF works with Students on Ice to provide high school students a first hand experience of the effects of climate change in the Arctic.

Publications

The Last Ice Area introduction
The Last Ice Area introduction
15 September 2018
The Circle 01.18
The Circle 01.18
1 May 2018
Polar Bear CAP Scorecard
Polar Bear CAP Scorecard
30 January 2018
Greenland Mariners' Guide
Greenland Mariners' Guide
27 September 2017
Modeling Oil Spill Trajectories in Baffin Bay and Lancaster Sound
Modeling Oil Spill Trajectories in Baffin Bay and Lancaster Sound
13 June 2016
The Circle 01.16
The Circle 01.16
4 March 2016
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Meet the team

WWF-Denmark

Senior Advisor, Greenland and the Arctic

WWF-Denmark

Project Coordinator