Senior Specialist, Arctic species
Melanie works with the WWF national offices to coordinate and implement conservation strategies for WWF’s priority Arctic species – polar bears, walruses, beluga and bowhead whales, narwhals and caribou/reindeer.
Melanie is a conservation biologist with expertise in program management and research into and management of the multitude of threats facing species and their habitats. Most recently, her work has focused on some of Australia’s most endangered species.
She has a Science degree with a PhD in conservation biology and genetics of Antarctic fur seals.
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- The Arctic is changing. Can polar bears change with it?
- Pollution with an easy solution: Regulating underwater noise pollution for a healthy Arctic Ocean
- Underwater noise regulation: Time for Arctic coastal states to get on board
- Polar bears need the world to act
- Polar bear assessment brings both good and troubling news
- Polar bears don’t have passports
- Marine mammals sending a clear message about climate change
- Walruses: Surprisingly sensitive
- Noise pollution from Arctic shipping more than doubled in six years putting whales and other marine life at risk
- WWF Arctic Programme statement in response to deaths in Svalbard
- Polar bear countries must do more to keep polar bears and people safe: Range States meet in Norway March 4-6, 2020
- 61 polar bears gathered near a village in Chukotka, Russia
- Reducing CO2 emissions key to preventing influxes of polar bears in Arctic communities: WWF
- Arctic sea ice second lowest on record
- Polar bear conservation progress just the tip of the iceberg: WWF scorecard
- WWF report recommends action to help walruses in a warming Arctic