Arctic

How we work

Wildlife

Millenia of evolution have prepared Arctic species like the polar bear, walrus and narwhal for life on and around the sea ice. Now their habitat is radically shifting in a matter of decades.

Arctic Climate Change

What happens in the Arctic doesn’t stay in the Arctic. The Arctic is warming faster than any other region on Earth, and the world is already feeling the effects.

Ocean

As the Arctic's ice melts, the world is eyeing the shipping routes and natural resources of the Arctic Ocean.

Communities

WWF works with communities throughout the Arctic to help them deal with the effects of climate change, support research, and bring northern stories to a global audience.

Oil and gas

The Arctic could hold some of the world's largest remaining untapped oil and gas reserves. Sustainability must be prioritized over exploitation in the Arctic because the implications are global.

Shipping

Global demand for goods continues to grow while Arctic summer sea ice is shrinking: Arctic shipping is heating up.

Governance

A new Arctic needs new rules. As climate change causes the Arctic's ice to melt and new areas to open up, the region is facing unprecedented changes and serious threats.