Arctic environment and conservation




WWF video: Observations on Arctic climate change

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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

CLICK HERE to watch a Quicktime movie of sea ice extents, 1979-2007, on Google Earth

CLICK HERE to watch an Australian Broadcasting Commission special programme on the Arctic called 'Tipping Point'

 


 


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Latest Arctic news

17 Sep 2008
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.

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15 Sep 2008
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.

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Find out how we can help polar bears © WWF

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]

Arctic survey © WWF

WWF welcomes the news that the pioneering Catlin Arctic Survey has been funded, and will create the first-ever detailed map of the thickness of the arctic sea ice cap. Read more ...


 

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

CLICK HERE to see what WWF is doing in the US to push for a real solution to high oil and gas prices

 


Voyage for the Future ambassadors say: ARE YOU ON BOARD?

Voyage for the Future brochure cover page
CLICK HERE, or just click on the image above, to download the WWF campaign brochure about the Voyage for the Future [pdf, 1.01 MB]
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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

CLICK HERE to watch Voyage for the Future videos on YouTube

 

  
 

Over the past four years, the WWF-Canon Polar Bear Tracker has followed polar bears on the arctic archipelago of Svalbard, between northern Norway and the North Pole, using satellite technology.
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Priority regions

WWF's work in the Arctic currently focuses on three priority regions:



Latest Arctic publication


 
Climate change is hitting the Arctic faster and harder than previously thought, according to a new WWF report.

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



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