The WWF Arctic Programme

Melanie Lancaster

Senior Specialist, Arctic species

WWF Arctic Coordinating Team

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.