How we work

The WWF Arctic Programme

WWF's work spans seven Arctic countries and beyond.

WWF has had a programme focused on the circumpolar world since 1992. WWF's Arctic Programme is the only circumpolar Environmental NGO present at the Arctic Council, where we hold observer status.

Contact the WWF Arctic Programme

David Aplin

WWF-US

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

Tom Arnbom

WWF-Sweden

Senior Advisor, Arctic and marine

Elena Agarkova Belov

WWF-US

Senior program officer, WWF-US Arctic Field Program

Nils Harley Boisen

WWF-Norway

Advisor, Arctic and Northern Areas

Mark Brooks

WWF-Canada

Specialist, Arctic oil and gas

Doug Chiasson

WWF-Canada

Senior Specialist, Arctic Fisheries

Leanne Clare

WWF Arctic Coordinating Team

Senior Manager, Communications

Paul Crowley

WWF-Canada

Vice President, Arctic

Rod Downie

WWF

Chief Advisor, Polar Regions, WWF-UK

Andrew Dumbrille

WWF-Canada

Senior Specialist, Arctic shipping

Mette Frost

WWF-Denmark

Senior Advisor, Greenland and the Arctic

Martine Giangioppi

WWF-Canada

Senior specialist, Arctic marine conservation

Kaare Winther Hansen

WWF-Denmark

Project Coordinator

Femke Hilderink

WWF

Advisor, Nature Conservation – WWF Netherlands

Erin Keenan

WWF-Canada

Specialist, Eastern Arctic

Alexey Knizhnikov

WWF-Russia

Leader, Extractive Industry Programme

Ekaterina Khmeleva

WWF-Russia

Advisor, Environmental Law

Alexey Kokorin

WWF-Russia

Head, Climate and Energy Program

Elisabeth Kruger

WWF-US

Senior Program Officer, Arctic Wildlife

Brandon Laforest

WWF-Canada

Senior specialist, Arctic species & ecosystems

Melanie Lancaster

WWF Arctic Coordinating Team

Senior Specialist, Arctic species

Martha Lenio

WWF-Canada

Specialist, renewable energy, Arctic

Lotta Manninen

WWF Arctic Coordinating Team

Senior specialist, governance

Melissa Nacke

WWF-Canada

Specialist, Arctic shipping and marine conservation

Monique Newton

WWF Arctic Coordinating Team

Senior Manager

Colleen Parker

WWF-Canada

Specialist, Western Arctic

Gert Polet

WWF

Unit Head, Forests & Wildlife – WWF-Netherlands

Sergey Rafanov

WWF-Russia

Head, Kamchatka-Bering Sea Ecoregional office

Liisa Rohweder

WWF-Finland

Secretary General

Martin Sommerkorn

WWF Arctic Coordinating Team

Head, Conservation

Mikhail Stishov

WWF-Russia

Coordinator, Arctic Biodiversity Conservation Projects

Oleg Sutkaitis

WWF-Russia

Director, Barents Office

Sybille Klenzendorf

WWF-US

Managing Director, Species Conservation Program

Simon Walmsley

WWF Arctic Coordinating Team

Senior Specialist, Arctic Sustainable Development

Margaret Williams

WWF-US

Managing Director, WWF-US Arctic Field Program