WWF is safeguarding Sweden's Arctic biodiversity.
Lessons from lemmings: Ecosystem disruptions can have cascading effects on species
Tom Arnbom discusses the ups and downs of the Scandinavian lemming to illustrate how the fate of a single species can influence that of many others—and to show that we must begin building a more resilient Arctic now if we want to protect ecosystems and the biodiversity they support.Read more
How we work
In the 19th century, Arctic foxes were a common sight in Norway and Sweden, but they were nearly exterminated by overhunting. WWF-Sweden is supporting work to grow and stabilize the Swedish Arctic fox population.
WWF is working with Saami to explore ways of reducing future cumulative impacts of different pressures (like mining, wind power, forestry, tourism and large carnivores) on reindeer herding in Sweden.
WWF's US office in Anchorage works on Arctic issues across Alaska, and on conservation challenges that cross borders.
As climate change reduces the size and duration of summer Arctic sea ice, scientific projections show it will last the longest above Canada and Greenland. This is the Last Ice Area.