Arctic environment and conservation
Arctic sea ice may well have reached its lowest volumes ever, as summer ice coverage looks set to be close to last year’s record lows, with thinner ice overall. Find out more ...
CLICK HERE to hear an interview with WWF's Dr Martin Sommerkorn on the declining arctic sea ice
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Marine poison banned
A milestone in the protection of the oceans was reached today as a global ban on tributyltin (TBT) - one of the most toxic chemicals deliberately released into the sea - entered into force.
Arctic sea ice at lowest level ever
Arctic sea ice may well have reached its lowest volumes ever, as summer ice coverage of the Arctic Sea looks set to be close to last year’s record lows, with thinner ice overall.
Discover what we can do to save polar bears as a wild species - and save ourselves in the process. Read more ...
CLICK HERE to download a factsheet on the effects of climate change on polar bears [pdf, 629 KB]
DON'T LET OIL SPOIL THE ARCTIC!The recent announcement that the Arctic holds 13 per cent of the world's undiscovered oil does NOT mean it should be exploited - in fact, it would be incredibly dangerous to do so. Read more ...
CLICK HERE to watch a presentation given in January, 2008, by WWF International Arctic Programme Director, Neil Hamilton, on oil and gas in the Arctic
Voyage for the Future ambassadors say: ARE YOU ON BOARD?
There is no time to lose and no reason to wait. Climate change solutions exist today. The Voyage for the Future ambassadors call on the world’s governments and business leaders to:
• Take responsibility for creating a secure future for the next generation
• Initiate action to reverse climate change
• Commit to cut emissions and move beyond petroleum
CLICK HERE to read more about the Voyage for the Future call to action
Related article: Crown Prince and Princess support Voyage for the Future
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Latest Arctic publication
24 Apr 2008
Climate change hitting Arctic faster, harder
Climate change is having a greater and faster impact on the Arctic than previously thought, according to a new study called Arctic Climate Impact Science - An Update Since ACIA - the most wide-ranging review of arctic climate impact science since the Arctic Climate Impact Assessment in 2005. » Read more