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Tag: Arctic

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An oil skimmer floats near an ice floe edge

Will we ever be prepared for the inevitable Arctic oil spills?

The exploitation of rich oil and gas reserves in the pristine Arctic has been controversial for decades. Debates have raged between environmentalists and big oil companies, between national interests and the wider concerns of... Read More
The exploitation of rich oil and gas reserves in the pristine Arctic has been controversial for decades. Debates have...
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Ten wildest facts about walrus

The Arctic has its fair share of amazing animals. There’s the fierce and majestic polar bear, the clever and crafty Arctic fox and, of course, the sleek and magical narwhal. Then there’s the walrus.... Read More
The Arctic has its fair share of amazing animals. There’s the fierce and majestic polar bear, the clever and...
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Polar bear on ice flow

Will the Last Ice Area support polar bears?

Accelerated warming in the Arctic over the past few decades has resulted in rapid changes to the Arctic habitats that marine species rely on. Against this backdrop, the Last Ice Area may be an... Read More
Accelerated warming in the Arctic over the past few decades has resulted in rapid changes to the Arctic habitats...
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Polar bear hind foot

Sampling polar bear footprints in the snow for conservation insights

In a podcast earlier this year, Micaela Hellström, managing director and co-founder of MIX Research, and Elisabeth Kruger, Arctic wildlife manager at WWF US in Alaska, discussed their involvement in a groundbreaking project together with... Read More
In a podcast earlier this year, Micaela Hellström, managing director and co-founder of MIX Research, and Elisabeth Kruger, Arctic wildlife...
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Tech tools in the polar bear conservation toolbox

Monitoring polar bears and their Arctic habitats is critical in our quest to understand how they are responding to climate change—especially diminishing sea ice. When the Agreement on the Conservation of Polar Bears was... Read More
Monitoring polar bears and their Arctic habitats is critical in our quest to understand how they are responding to...
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A disappearing glacier in Greenland

Why is the Arctic warming faster than the rest of the planet?

While the world as a whole has warmed by around 1.2°C since the start of the industrial revolution, the Arctic has warmed by around 3°C, with devastating impacts for people and ecosystems. This faster... Read More
While the world as a whole has warmed by around 1.2°C since the start of the industrial revolution, the...
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Decoding narwhal migration: Insights from a two-decade tracking study

A recent study is shedding new light on narwhal migration behaviors, their choice of migration routes, and the factors that influence these patterns — findings that could be critical to the conservation of this... Read More
A recent study is shedding new light on narwhal migration behaviors, their choice of migration routes, and the factors...
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‘They’re the experts’: Field notes from community visits in Nunavut’s Kitikmeot region

By Erica Guth, Specialist, Arctic Conservation; and Emina Ida, Associate Specialist, Arctic Resilient Habitats Our WWF-Canada team arrive in Gjoa Haven, Nunavut — the first of three stops which will also include Kugaaruk and... Read More
By Erica Guth, Specialist, Arctic Conservation; and Emina Ida, Associate Specialist, Arctic Resilient Habitats Our WWF-Canada team arrive in...
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